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June 7, 2017
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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:

edible flower garlic edible flower nasturtium

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.

edible flowers

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.

Softened butter

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

spread butter onto platter

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.

Add edible flowers onto butter

Add edible flowers onto butter

Add edible flowers, salt and pepper, and thyme onto butter,

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?  

Floral Butter

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Butter, Edible Flowers, herbs, thyme
Author Susan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 10-20 edible flowers, depending on size, tear as needed
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • 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.

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.

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