Entertaining is all about thoughtful touches. There are simple ways to elevate almost anything and this Herbed Butter is a great example of just that. Making herbed butter is a simple process and it can be done the evening before your gathering. Using small touches goes along way when you are entertaining.
Fresh herbs make almost anything more delicious. I like to use chives, parsley, and a touch of thyme in my herbed butter. You could use garlic and rosemary if you are serving an Italian meal. Use your creativity and experiment with different combinations. You can find more great entertaining ideas here and here!
Serving Size: Serves 8
1 stick of butter, at room temperature
1/8 cup of fresh chives, finely diced
1/8 cup of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, finely chopped
Baguette for serving
Place the room-temperature butter in a small bowl.
Mix in the fresh herbs and combined well.
Form the butter into a ball.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on the counter.
Place the butter in the center of the parchment paper.
Roll the butter into a tubular shape.
Wrap it tightly in the parchment paper and secure each end of the tube with a rubber band.
Refrigerate the butter overnight.
When the butter has been completely chilled, slice it into 8 rounds.
Serve with slices of baguette and enjoy!