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Blended Butter

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Total Time 5 minutes

Introduction

This dairy-and-oil blend — adapted from Laurel's Kitchen — makes a excellent spreadable butter. Good on toast, pancakes, whatever. Note that this blend will become pourable if left at room temperature for more than 20 minutes or so; chill it to restore its cooperative, spreadable quality.

Ingredients

1 cup canola or olive oil
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup salted butter, softened

Steps

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into container; store, covered, in the refrigerator.

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1. by travelgirl on May 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM PDT

how long can you keep this recipe in the fridge? as i’m a single person that doesn’t eat lots of butter/related products, i wonder if i might need to halve the recipe to keep the ingredients from becoming “family”.

oh, and does this recipe melt well for use on popcorn?

thanks!

2. by Angie on May 13, 2009 at 12:11 PM PDT

I grew up on this blend...my mom used to make it. However, I find the flavor of the olive oil to be too overpowering, so this is my adaptation:

1 cup butter
1 cup Mary’s Oil Blend (from “Eat Fat, Lose Fat” by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon - 1/3 c. olive oil, 1/3 cup coconut oil, and 1/3 cup unrefined sesame oil.)

Blend as instructed above.

3. by Angie on May 13, 2009 at 12:11 PM PDT

I grew up on this blend...my mom used to make it. However, I find the flavor of the olive oil to be too overpowering, so this is my adaptation:

1 cup butter
1 cup Mary’s Oil Blend (from “Eat Fat, Lose Fat” by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon - 1/3 c. olive oil, 1/3 cup coconut oil, and 1/3 cup unrefined sesame oil.)

Blend as instructed above.

4. by Jacqueline Church on May 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM PDT

Didn’t LK call it “Better Butter?” I think nutritional yeast was a component or was that my hippie addition? Think of this as your own version of the store bought “Smart Balance” spread. One advantage is its spreadability.

5. by Michelle D ~ aka Sage on May 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM PDT

Lol, my Mother-in law does this. Her is a 50/50 blend of salted butter and extra virgin olive oil. I’ve been curious if it would work with hemp oil.

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