It all started with leftover mashed potatoes and a winter slump. Every time my mom would have leftover mashed potatoes, she would make potato bread. Since growing up and getting married, I have carried on the same tradition.
This past week we were left with just about the perfect 1 cup of leftover spuds required for potato bread. As our apartment was filled with the comforting scent of baking bread, I wanted something bright to go with it. The zest from the orange packs a clean punch of flavor and the honey sweetens and mellows the bitterness from the zest. And of course, whipped butter always feels fancy. Even though I only used 1 stick of butter, the final result was almost a 1/2 pint of whipped butter!
Whipped Orange Honey Butter
- 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature (real butter, not margarine)
- zest of 1 small orange
- 2 tablespoons honey