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It is no mystery that we like to entertain at home. When we have guests over for dinner, I like to offer at least one thing that they don’t have in their fridge or couldn’t readily buy in the supermarket.  A homemade appetizer, a twist on a traditional dish or something as simple as this Strawberry Butter, is what makes the meal memorable and different.  I have been making this butter for many years with much success and we have close friends that expect it to be at the dinner table when we invite them over (right Bertin!).

I had not prepared it for a while until a few weeks ago, while having lunch at Mariposa Restaurant (Neiman Marcus) with my good friend Carmen in Miami, I was reminded about it since they serve their traditional strawberry butter with popovers. So as soon as I returned home I made sure I had some Strawberry Butter in my fridge.  Hope you make some soon!

Enjoy!

Strawberry Butter

Ingredients

1/4 pound butter (1 stick at room temperature)

3 tbsp good quality strawberry preserves

Procedure

1.  In a small bowl whisk butter until fluffy.

2.  Add strawberry preserves and continue to whisk until fully incorporated.

3.  My favorite way to store it  is by making a “log” of butter and wrap it with clear plastic wrap to store in the fridge (like icebox cookies). Cut rounds when ready to serve. This butter should be served at room temperature. You may also put it a candy mold or piping bag to serve in individual bread plates, in ice cube trays or  in a large butter crock.  Delicious with warm bread or popovers.

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