foodie friday: ancho honey butter


For those in NYC and DC, you get the great joy of Hill Country BBQ, a texas style bbq restaurant that makes even the Texans in the area happy. I love it and most things about it (sorry world, I just can’t do collards). And one thing I dream about is their ancho honey butter. It is the sole reason I get the cornbread.

So when the urge hit me to make it, away I went.



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Ten minutes out of your day, and people will be super impressed that you made “fancy butter” as we decided to call it.

Ancho-Honey Butter
Elizabeth Karmel care of the Huff Post
10 mins total | 5 mins prep

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
zest of an orange
2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature (each cup is 2 sticks or 1/2 a pound)
1 tablespoon ground dried ancho chile peppers
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sea salt

In a stand mixer, or handheld mixer, combine orange juice and about one-half of the butter and beat until smooth.

Add the remaining butter and mix until smooth. Add the orange zest, cinnamon, coriander, honey and fleur de sel and beat until combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Transfer to a small bowl or molds and set aside at room temperature.

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