Molasses Butter with Corn on the Cob

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Molasses Butter with Corn on the Cob

This recipe is incredibly easy and incredibly delicious.  It is definitely one of those “Why didn’t I try this sooner?” kind of recipes.  I first got the idea from my sister, who got it from her friend.  I went on line to credit the source because I know it wasn’t original but could only find recipes that used only a little molasses. Trust me, it needs a healthy dose of deliciously rich molasses flavour!

Molasses Butter

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons Crosby’s Fancy Molasses

pinch sea salt

Directions:

Using the back of a spoon, spread the butter in a small bowl.  Slowly add the molasses incorporating it into the butter as you go until it is smooth.  Add salt to taste.  Refridgerate and it will firm up.  Remove approx 15 min before serving.  *Don’t be tempted to melt the butter, it won’t turn out the same. You can adjust the quantity to any you want but keep the proportion the same – 2 parts butter to 1 part molasses.

This butter is highly addictive and you will find yourself searching for other things to put it on….to keep you from eating it straight from the container! It is wonderful on corn on the cob, popcorn, cornbread, sweet potatoes,  winter squash, carrots, root vegetables, toast, etc. Good thing a little packs a lot of flavour and goes a long way.

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