Orange Liqueur and Raspberry Compound Butter
Easy to make sweet compound butter with a burst of orange flavor.
full sticks of butter
sticks of unsalted butter softened
(Each stick of butter is equivalent to 8 tablespoons)
to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
orange flavor or 1 teaspoon of orange zest
of fresh or frozen raspberries
Add softened butter to a blender.
Blend the butter for about 3 minutes. (I usually use my blender's whisk component to mix this butter.)
Add the orange flavor or orange zest, liqueur, and powdered sugar into the mixer bowl.
Blend for another 3 minutes.
Add more sugar to taste.
Blend for another 2 minutes.
Add the raspberries and blend for about minute.
Let the butter sit out for about 15 to 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
Spoon the butter onto a piece of parchment or freezer paper and carefully wrap the parchment paper around the butter creating a log.
Place the wrapped butter in a plastic food storage bag, and then place the wrapped butter in the freezer.
Freeze the butter for a few hours to allow the butter to form into a log or block form.
You can then remove the butter and transfer it to the refrigerator to soften the butter just a bit before use.
Meal Planning Tip: I like to separate this butter into individual small portions so that I can have multiple portions in the freezer for several meals.