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Basil Butter
« on: November 24, 2013, 12:01:31 PM »
Baked up some Honey Oat bread yesterday, but more importantly made some cultured butter to go along with it.  :)

My wife thinks I have gone a step or two too far in this homemade kick I am on. She may have a point, but she ate up the bread and butter like it was going out of style!  ;)  As did the boys.

Took about six ounces of the butter and made basil butter to go with the bread:

  • Take about 15 or 20 large basil leaves and wash them and put them in a food processor
  • add a couple of cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup of cold butter
  • around 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

I usually pulse the processor until the garlic and basil is well blended, then add the butter and pepper. 

you are gonna love this!
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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 02:29:06 PM »
I am going to try this......sure wish I'd known about it before winter killed our basil!

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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 12:17:45 AM »
Yeah, our plants are on their last legs now...sunny and warm days, but night time temps are getting down to the 40s.
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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 05:49:29 AM »
40's would be a heat wave for us.  We've been down to 9 with 24 mph winds so I'm in insulated overalls when I'm outside doing barn chores now.  I know it's cold when my damp hand freezes to the inside barn door handle.   ???

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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 11:54:16 PM »
It's 32 outside and my basil is thriving.
Oh wait, your talking Fahrenheit.  :)
-Bill
One day I will add something here...

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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 07:08:56 AM »
It's 32 outside and my basil is thriving.
Oh wait, your talking Fahrenheit.  :)

oooh, don't make me cry.....   :'(.  Cold and windy here with some snow.

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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 01:43:43 PM »
If it's any consolation Tiarella, not all Australia is like that! It's cold and windy with some snow (above 1,000m anyway) in Tasmania today. I haven't planted my basil yet but when I do, it's going in the greenhouse!

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Re: Basil Butter
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 09:43:39 PM »
If it's any consolation Tiarella, not all Australia is like that! It's cold and windy with some snow (above 1,000m anyway) in Tasmania today. I haven't planted my basil yet but when I do, it's going in the greenhouse!

Consider me consoled!   ;D