Honey Walnut Butter

Honey Walnut Butter

I think it’s safe to say that butter and toast is underrated. At a breakfast buffet, are you reaching for the bread and butter? At brunch, are you ordering the toast? Maybe you’re a total toast fanatic and I’m just the weirdo who gravitates towards waffles and pancakes.

My point is that at the end of the day, butter and toast is a solid breakfast option, even though it’s nothing fancy.

We need to give butter and toast a chance. I mean, there isn’t much out there that’s better than butter.

Except, of course, for this compound butter that has honey and walnuts mixed in. It take no more than 20 minutes to make, including the “solidifying” time.

You’ll want to whip this butter up ASAP. And as soon as you have a taste, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t make it sooner.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks salted butter (1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Directions:

Let the butter sit out and soften. While it’s softening, crush the walnuts using a knife.

In a mixing bowl, mix together the softened butter with the walnuts. Then drizzle the honey and continue to mix.

When you’re happy with how well the walnuts and honey have blended with the butter, put the butter in the fridge for a few minutes. This will make it easier to work with.

Take it out of the fridge and store in wax paper. You may want to roll it up or store it in a block shape like I did.

Serve on your choice of bread. I spread the butter on brioche bread and it was excellent.

Honey Walnut Butter

Honey Walnut Butter

Favorite Finds #16

Happy Sunday! Here are some of my favorite finds of the week.

Gilded Gemstone Popsicles – These look too pretty to eat, don’t they? Using a special gemstone popsicle mold, these pastel popsicles are decorated with edible gold leaf.

Ring & Jewelry Dishes – These dishes are made to order! Aren’t they beautiful? I think what makes me love them so much is the gold paint and the hexagonal shapes. I could stare at these dishes forever!

Grilled Peach, Blueberry, and Arugula Salad – This salad uses some of my favorite ingredients! Grilled peaches and blueberries go so well together, there’s no doubt about that, but I love that they added goat cheese into the salad! I’ve gotta try making this soon. Once peaches are ‘ok’ to eat again after that listeria outbreak we had and all stone fruit were recalled.

Tod’s Striped Loafers DIY – These loafers are the exact copycat version of a $475 pair of Tod’s loafers! They cost a fraction of the price to DIY. This would be a fun weekend project to tackle sometime in the future!

That’s it! I hope you noticed I had more DIY type finds than food posts this time :) Have a great weekend!

 

Peach & Prosciutto Pizza

Peach and Prosciutto PizzaOh boy. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. This is THE best pizza I’ve ever made. At home. In the oven. And I’m really excited to write about it.

The toppings on this pizza meld together so well; the crispy prosciutto and sweet peaches complement the melted cheeses in an unbelievable way. Who really would have thought that sweet, juicy peaches would be so good as a pizza topping?

If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me or if you have a soft spot for honey, you can drizzle some honey onto the pizza for comforting sweetness. Because honey + peaches are divine.

If you are into making pizzas this summer like I am and are a huge fan of peaches, you’re absolutely going to love this recipe. I used the thin crust pizza dough recipe from the Margherita Pizza here.

Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

Peach & Prosciutto Pizza

Get the recipe and ingredients for the dough here

Ingredients:

  • 1 large yellow peach
  • 2 slices of prosciutto
  • 1 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: Honey, to taste
  • Optional: Basil, to garnish

Directions:

Follow the directions to make the dough above.

Preheat oven to 525F.

Slice the peaches into wedges. Try to make the wedges as thin as possible for the highest taste payoff and optimal texture. Yeah, I went there.

Slice the mozzarella as well.

After rolling out the dough on a pizza pan, layer on the peaches. Then add some crumbles of goat cheese and the sliced mozzarella. Top with torn pieces of prosciutto.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Garnish with basil and drizzle on honey if you’d like! Slice and serve immediately for the best taste.

Peach and Prosciutto Pizza