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Floral Butter using California Edible Flowers

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Floral Butter using California Edible Flowers

June 7, 2017
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Floral Butter using California Edible Flowers

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

It’s not every day that you’re going to add flowers to your butter, but when you have an event that you are hosting this season that you just need to put over the top, I’m certain this Floral Butter will be the hit of the show!  

It’s extravagant, it’s beautiful and it’s delectable.

Just what any special event needs…

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

I’m thinking bridal luncheons, baby showers, and even casual dinner parties could use this visual palette of WOW!

The flowers lend a soft aromatic flavor to the softened butter, all while offering a fun and unique presentation.

You’ll feel like a gourmet chef!

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Beautiful!

 

Let’s get started:

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

There are several edible flower varieties available throughout the state, you just need to decide what your color scheme is and what flavors you’d like to introduce. Obviously, the delicate purple flowers have a slight garlic flavor and the bright nasturtiums lend a peppery aroma. I purchased mine here.

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Remove the petals from the stem of each flower. I tore the nasturtiums into three or four pieces to keep the sizes cohesive in size with the rest of the petals.

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Make sure your butter is nice and softened so it is easy to spread on your platter or other serving piece.  

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Using an offset spatula, spread the softened butter into a thin layer on the platter. I used a marble cutting board, but a slate or ceramic platter would work just fine here.

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Sprinkle the petals over the butter and add fresh thyme leaves to the finished product. Lastly, dust with salt and pepper!

 

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Dig in and enjoy!

 

floral butter using edible flowers and herbs

Do you have any parties or events this would be perfect for?  

 

We have a few more party ideas up our sleeve…

You can make your own chilly Floral Ice Bucket. Perfect for keeping those summer whites cold on a hot summer day.  

 

If you’re looking for the perfect refreshing cocktail for your summer soiree, check out our Grapefruit Bourbon Sour.

 

FLORAL BUTTER 

1 cup butter, softened

10-20 edible flowers, depending on size, torn if needed

2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

Salt and pepper

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Spread the butter onto a platter and sprinkle the petals and leaves over the top until desired coverage is achieved.  

Dust with salt and pepper.

Serve with a loaf of french bread.

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