April 18, 2011

Cinnamon Honey Butter

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I’m in NYC today for a quick, one day blogging event, which I can’t wait to tell you guys all about. This weekend before I left, Kevin wanted to treat me to a special dinner. But since I still hadn’t packed yet, we stayed in… and he cooked! The last time he did that was on Valentine’s Day, three years ago, so I knew I was in for a rare treat. :)

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Don’t you love it when restaurants bring you bread at the beginning of the meal? One of our favorite restaurants serves their bread with this incredible cinnamon-honey butter, and I’m in love with it. To give our dinner an authentic restaurant feel, Kev picked up these Pepperidge Farm stone baked artisan french rolls for our appetizer.

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And I definitely wanted to give that cinnamon honey butter a try. I pulled out some of my favorite ingredients that I’d been saving for a special occasion. Roasted cinnamon, honey from our trip to Savannah, and this Tahitian vanilla extract, that I only wish I could say was from a trip to Tahiti.

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Scoop four tablespoons of softened butter into a bowl…

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Drizzle with one tablespoon of honey…

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And 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The Tahitian vanilla extract is made for foods you don’t cook, and I loved the light, pure vanilla flavor. It was perfect for this butter!

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Top it all with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.

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And stir to combine.

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By the time I whipped up the butter, Kev’s french rolls were ready! I loved that we could make just two and save the rest for another time.

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He set the table with our red dishes. You know. The color of luuuurvve.

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I could not wait to crack into the french rolls! I loved the fresh, hot from the oven taste, and that crispy, crackly crust was just insane. I give them a thumbs up for sure.

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And the butter. Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you how much we loved this butter! The flavor knocked my socks off. Cinnamon. Honey. Vanilla. Swoon.

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It was perfect for these light, airy rolls, as the butter would melt and seep down into the little air pockets and give a burst of flavor with each bite.

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What simple things do you do to make an ordinary meal feel more special?

I’ll be posting updates about NYC throughout the day, keep in touch with me on Twitter and Facebook! :)

Cinnamon Honey Butter

4 tbsp butter, softened
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Stir all to combine. Refrigerate covered until ready to use.

Pepperidge Farm provided me with a stipend for time and materials invested in this Pepperidge Farm Stone Baked Artisan Rolls Challenge. All opinions are my own, and I do say I loved every minute of this challenge! :)



Make for: Side Dishes

51 Comments



 
 

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Lori @ The Chicken's Kitchen April 18, 2011 at 3:56 am

My ultimate comfort food…bread and honey butter! Delicious!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

Whipped butter, with cinnamon & honey & vanilla. Really, how could anyone not want to dive into it!

Looks great, Amanda :)

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Jessica @ How Sweet April 18, 2011 at 5:47 am

Love cinnamon butter! Mmmmm.

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Elizabeth Rhyneer April 18, 2011 at 6:17 am

Going to the store today and will look for the rolls. They look great and love the idea you can use only what needed. Will try your butter too. Please bring me some vanilla next time you visit Tahiti !!!!

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beverly April 18, 2011 at 6:33 am

Where Ever did you get those fab red plates?

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Amanda April 19, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hi Beverly! They’re from Dillard’s, the pattern is Gourmet Expressions “Great Room”. They had the red accent plates around Christmas.

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Steph April 18, 2011 at 6:34 am

I have a vanilla butter saved to try soon. I love the addition of cinnamon!

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Amanda April 18, 2011 at 6:58 am

I love this butter!!! They always serve it at one of our favorite restaurants in the area, now I can make it at home:) I might serve this with Easter dinner. Thanks for sharing!

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Debbie April 18, 2011 at 7:26 am

What a simple sweet way to spruce up plain ‘ole butter! I love it :-)

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Amanda April 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

love, love, love honey butter, but I love those plates even more! Where did you get them!?!

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Amanda April 19, 2011 at 11:57 am

Thanks Amanda! They’re from Dillard’s, the pattern is Gourmet Expressions “Great Room”. :)

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Maria April 18, 2011 at 8:25 am

I love honey butter! Have fun in NYC!

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Jenny Flake April 18, 2011 at 8:30 am

Gorgeous! The butter in the bowl almost looks like ice cream which means I’d probably grab a spoon and eat the darn honey butter right out of the bowl! Lol! Looks great :) Have so much fun today!!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl April 18, 2011 at 8:41 am

Mmmmm- love this idea!! We had boring old French bread w/ butter last night. Will have to whip up some of this w/ our leftovers :)

You were in NYC without us???? Hope you had fun :)

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susan@doughmesstic April 18, 2011 at 8:56 am

This looks delicious! Had no idea PF was doing the frozen rolls – nice!

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Heather @ Sweet Sins 2 Share April 18, 2011 at 9:06 am

I love the honey cinnamon butter they do at Santa Fe Steak House!! I have always wanted to recreate it at home but I have been a little afraid… because I would eat it all!! This looks fantastic!

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Urban Wife April 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

Cinnamon honey butter = trulv4eva. ;)

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SheilaR April 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

This sounds yummy, thanks for sharing. Thinking that I might add this to the dinner table on Easter. I also want to add that I love your blog. I have really got some neat things from it. From recipes, to photography tips and lots of laughs about your dogs!

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 18, 2011 at 9:43 am

I love flavoured butters.
That would be awesome on some homemade ciabatta!

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Kristin Murdock April 18, 2011 at 9:59 am

Looks so great, I have some of those rolls in the freezer so I’ll have to make this butter to accompany them asap. Hope you are having a grand time in New York — wish I could come and meet up with you for cupcakes! :) Can’t wait to hear about your trip.

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Christina April 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

Delish! And do you want to know the secret to light fluffy honey butter? Beat with powdered sugar!! Mmmmmm!

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Lynnet April 18, 2011 at 10:33 am

The Sante Fe Cattle Company serves cinnamon butter with their fluffy rolls and we love it. Will have to try this the next time I make rolls. Hmmm, will have to try the powdered sugar trick! Glad you posted this.

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Simplegirl April 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

Oh my, oh my! This I must try, looks simple enough for me. Thank you so much for sharing it Amanda, I love your tips and recipes so yummy!

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Brandy April 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

That looks delicious! I make a cinnamon honey butter similar to that & it is divine!
Have fun in NYC! I’m definitely jealous!

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Charanne April 18, 2011 at 11:53 am

Looks delicious!!!!!!!! I am IN LOVE with your dishes! Where do you get them from???????

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Amanda April 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Thanks Charanne! They’re from Dillard’s, the pattern is Gourmet Expressions “Great Room”. :)

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Karen Peterson April 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Wow, didn’t know that Pepperidge Farm made those type of rolls; look very delish. Am yet another admirer of those fabulous red plates and please add my name to the list of folks that want to know the details!

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Amanda April 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Hi Karen! They’re from Dillard’s, the pattern is Gourmet Expressions “Great Room”. They had the red accent plates around Christmas. :)

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I’ve made plain honey butter before but you’d better bet mama’s gonna whippin’ up a batch of this goodness! I told my friend “Hey Amanda’s in NYC, you know that means a yummy blog to follow!” We’re going to San Fran in a few weeks and you SF post was a great help in deciding where to go!

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Tracy April 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

This sounds so amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

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Cindy April 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I absolutely love rolls and your butter looks amazing. My question is, how could you eat just ONE?? :-)

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Cookin' Canuck April 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Oh my…that butter sounds fantastic. I could eat that on warm bread all day long.

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Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker April 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Oh gosh, this sounds so fabulous! I love amped-up butter!

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carol broughton April 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

The butter is definitely on my list to make for hubby! I LOVE those red plates, do tell the details!!

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Amanda April 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Carol! They’re from Dillard’s, the pattern is Gourmet Expressions “Great Room”. They had the red accent plates around Christmas. :)

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Tracy Fisher April 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

This is THE recipe I am going to use for Easter dinner. Thanks for helping me out.
Tracy (www.tfisherart.com)

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Joanna @ Southern Daisy April 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Oh man, that looks wonderful! They have this amazing honey cinnamon butter at Texas Roadhouse and I never knew how they made it. I’m definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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Sarah April 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Looks delicious! I could eat this as my entire meal! Can’t wait to try it – thanks!
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Christine April 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Hey! I have those plates too! I love them so much more seeing how pretty they are in your pictures! They are packed in storage right now :( They were from Dillard’s this past Christmas season!

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Amanda April 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Yep, Christine is exactly right! Thanks, girl! :)

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Kristina L April 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I often pass up delicious-sounding recipes because they seem too difficult and time-consuming. But this recipe looks both delicious AND doable. Thanks!

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sheryl April 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

That looks so yummy. Going to go to the store tomorrow to get everything to make some. Thanks for the idea:)

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Faviana April 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

Looks delicious! BTW love your blog :)

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Jenn S. April 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Heavenly!

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Jessica April 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm

They have this amazing butter at Texas Road House too!! cannot wait to try it!! THANKS AMANDA!

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Star Hughes April 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Yum! Cinnamon honey butter is delicious! My favorite is pairing it with homemade wheat bread (fresh out of the breadmaker!). Thanks for the recipe – I will definitely be making that soon!

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AprilG April 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

This sounds wonderful! I’m going to share it with my readers.

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Jillee April 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Cinnamon honey butter is delicious….but not as delicious as Bobby Flay. I’m just sayin’! :-) So jealous you got to meet him!!!

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Jill April 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I made this butter for our rolls for Easter dinner! It was delicious! Have you ever been to a Texas Roadhouse restaurant? They have similar butter and it’s highly addictive! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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denise October 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I made French toast this morning. This butter was super yummy. I already add cinnamon to my batter and this just made it so much better!!!!

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paige shannon December 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I noticed that your honey looked creamy – did you use a special type of honey? I just have the the plain old honey. Thanks.

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