Look! I made you vanilla butter for your morning muffin.
You can make vanilla butter too. Just smash a stick of butter with the contents of one vanilla bean. Then spread it on something fancy like warm maple bacon scones or hot blueberry muffins or steamy pancakes. Or even use it for cookies. It just may be the best invention ever.
Vanilla Bean Butter
makes 1/2 cup (can easily be doubled)
1 stick butter, softened
1 vanilla bean
Combine softened butter with the contents of one vanilla bean and mix. Easy! Can be stored in the refrigerator in a seal tight container or wrapped in plastic wrap.
Butter for life!