“You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life”
― Julia Child
No wonder a well-known foodie like Julia Child used butter to describe someone who makes her life colorful! Simple as it is, real butter can make a poultry dish more luxurious and transform baked goods into melt-in-your mouth treats.
Messy Witchen has a great recipe for a simple butter cake that highlights its smooth richness.
Butter Cake published Messy Witchen
(recipe from Flavours magazine March-April 2009)
300g butter, softened
250g caster sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
5 grade A eggs, lightly beaten
375g self-rising flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
250ml milk, buttermilk or sour cream
Messy Witchen gives readers a tip on choosing between milk, buttermilk or sour cream to be used in the recipe. Milk should be used to produce moist cake, buttermilk for airy cake, and sour cream for a dense cake.
Another great recipe for butter cake is this one from Phong Hong Makes whih uses lemon zest and juice to lend a subtle tartness to the cake.
Lemon Butter Cake from Phong Hong Bakes
250g butter at room temperature
80g fine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
200g self raising flour
Zest from 2 Lemons
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 egg whites
80g fine sugar
Attention cookie monsters! This recipe might just be the simplest but most scrumptious butter cookie you can make right in your own kitchen. Vanilla bean paste complements the subtle flavor of butter and gives cookies little black dots that scream vanilla!
Vanilla Bean Danish Butter Cookies from Ashlee Marie
1 lrg egg
1 egg yolk
1 C butter
1 ¼ C powdered sugar
2 ½ C flour
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
TIP: Use a silicone mat when baking cookies to make it easier to take them off the baking sheet.
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