I ask you this, what is better than hot fresh cornbread or hot rolls right out of the oven? Hot fresh cornbread or hot rolls topped with homemade honey butter! I am not sure I have ever met anyone that doesn’t like honey butter. I actually have a honey butter crazed brother-in-law. He loves the stuff. He used to live in Utah where they had this bottled “honey butter”. I remember about 10-11 years ago we were visiting my mother-in-law in New Jersey and my Brother-in-law took my father-in-law on a wild goose chase to find this bottled “honey butter”. They had to have gone to every grocery store in a 20 mile radius and struck out everywhere. The only places you can get it is you have to live in Utah, or buy it from the internet. Now here is the twist, this bottled “honey butter”, has no honey in it nor does it have any butter in it. It has about 20 ingredients mainly soybean oil, corn syrup and other unpronounceable ingredients.
I always thought that I could make a better honey butter, but in the past we have tried a few different recipes for homemade honey butter and none of them worked very well, or had a good consistency. Then I found this recipe. What set it apart from the others was the addition marshmallow fluff. I know you will say that store bought marshmallow fluff has crap in it too, but you can make your own homemade marshmallow fluff and have it on hand for just such purposes, and in the famous words of Alton Brown, “Thats another post”. The fluff gives the honey butter a nice consistency and tames down the honey flavor just a tad. Its a wonderful addition to an old favorite. It has also gotten the two thumbs up approval of my brother-in-law, so it must be really good. I think you will love it.
Kendyl wanted to be in one of the photos. Here she is in all her cute glory!
Homemade Honey Butter
Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
- 1/2 C. Butter Softened
- 1/4 C. Marshmallow Fluff
- 1/4 C. Honey
- Put all ingredients in medium sized bowl, using a hand mixer, whip them together. It should all come together pretty easily.