Monday, September 8, 2014

Basil Chive Compound Butter

Why doesn't the 'you're not having any dessert if you don't finish your dinner' threat ever work with my children? The other moms at the bus stop claim their children never get dessert if plates aren't crystal clean. My kids seem to have leftover pieces of ham or the stray pile of vegetables sticking to their plates after they are long gone from the table, rice krispie treat in hand. Hash tag am I doing this right? Hash tag how much therapy will my children need? Hash tag hand over the bowl of noodles with a gigantic dollop of basil chive compound butter. Hash tag I'm done. 



Basil Chive Compound Butter

1 clove garlic, peeled
2 cups basil leaves
1 cup chives
Sprinkle kosher salt
10 cracks black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 sticks unsalted butter

Run your food processor on high and drop in the clove of garlic while the machine is running, stop machine when clove is completely minced. Add in basil, chives, sprinkle of salt, pepper and olive oil. Run/pulse machine until basil and chives are completely chopped up, you may need to scrape down the sides occasionally. Once the herbs are nicely chopped up, add in the butter, run until everything is combined well. Plop mixture onto the center of a piece of parchment paper. Fold the short side of parchment paper closest to you over the butter. Using a ruler, press into the parchment forcing the butter into a log shape, while pulling the bottom half of the parchment paper away from you. In this way, form a log. Place in the freezer to firm up. Will keep for up to 6 months. 

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