Honey butter: an activity for children of all ages. Studying about bees is the perfect time to indulge in a little honey butter. It’s also easy to make and fun to surprise someone with a gift of bread and homemade honey butter.
*Disclaimer – Children under the age of one should NOT consume honey. If you or your child is a diabetic, please consult your physician before ingesting sugar of any kind.
*This recipe was adapted from a recipe found on savorynothings.com.
- handheld mixer
- jar with lid
- a loaf of bread (either store bought or homemade), cornbread, or biscuits
- 1/2 cup butter, softened – You can either churn your own or buy your butter. You can find directions on how to churn your own butter below.
- 1/3 – 2/3 cup honey (warmed and liquidy) – organic, raw, and local honey is best
- Combine the ingredients and whip them in a small bowl using a handheld mixer.
- Place in a glass jar and cover.
- Find a family to bless and play ding, dong, ditch as you leave this butter and bread on their doorstep.
Churn your own butter: this recipe was adapted from the book Pioneer Farm by Megan O’Hara. You can read this cute little story written about life on a farm in the 1880’s. It’s best when read wearing a prairie dress and bonnet.
- one mason jar with lid (or a real butter churn if you are into antiques)
- one cup whipping cream
- Put the whipping cream into the mason jar. Put the lid on, making sure it’s on tight.
- Shake the jar for 30 minutes. (This is a great way to get the wiggles out.) You will see the butter separate from the buttermilk.
- Put the butter in a bowl.
- Place the buttermilk in a lidded container and use it to drink or in a recipe (like pancakes or apple cider donuts!)
- Rinse the butter with a little cold water as any buttermilk left on the butter can spoil it.
- Stir in a pinch of salt to taste (optional).
- Use the butter for the above honey butter recipe.
- Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.