A couple of months ago, we were at this fish and steak restaurant, McGraw’s, supposed to have the best fish and steak in this part of the world. It is always crowded and everytime we go, we see at least one person there who is a neighbor or from the University we work in. So it is either really good (which it is) or we live in a really small town.Anyway, they always have fresh bread and they serve with a butter. I usually do not touch the butter, but once I tasted it and it was the best. It tasted like desert; it was heaven on a platter. When I asked what it was they said it was maple butter.
I had to figure out how to make it and of course, I googled. Some of them said to boil maple syrup to certain temperature and to check using a candy thermometer which I don’t own. I found this really easy recipe in All Recipes and The Spruce Eats. Believe me when I say it is simple to make and OH! So Good! Spread it on freshly baked bread or a muffin or maybe even on a pancake or waffle!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- a pinch salt
- a pinch cinnamon or pumpkin spice
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and with an electric mixer, beat till soft and fluffy
- Serve with warm toast
- Can be stored in a bowl or rolled in parchment paper for later use.