Two weeks ago Sylvie and I started our first annual Christmas craft making and baking. Sylvie generously collected all of the supplies we would need and I popped over to Montreal on the train. Well the day started off smoothly. Our first undertaking was Cinnamon Honey Butter (recipe was found here). The recipe requires you to whip butter at room temperature with sugar and honey and I will admit, I was a little nervous when Sylvie confidently handed me her hand mixer that I can only assume was assembled some time during the Nixon administration.
And of course I had to go first. Well I could barely bring myself to bring it up past the second speed as it chugged and chewed through my butter. When I was done I handed it to Sylvie who put that little sucker to work! She had it cranked up to 5 and wouldn’t you know it, that little hand mixer didn’t miss a beat.
So for this recipe you need:
2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 cup of honey
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
We started by whipping the butter with the sugar a little (well some of us whipped it, and some of us gently intimidated the butter). Then we added the honey and continued to mixed and added the cinnamon at the end.
Once it was all combined we scooped it in to small jars which we decorated at the end of the day.
I have to say, it all turned out very well and it got us off to a confident start.