Growers of herbs know... chives are plentiful! But what is there to do with all of that bounty, especially those gorgeous chive blossoms? Whip 'em up into some butter! Chive blossom butter is great on baked potatoes, melted on top of steaks, used as a gourmet treat to your favorite breads, and so much more. Here's a simple recipe that I'm sure you'll love!
Pick blossoms at their optimal state: when they are bright, fresh, and have not seeded. Wash and dry your blossoms in cool water.
What you'll need:
Food Processor (a blender should work well, too)
Jars/container to store
Simply pop those whole blossoms into your food processor and whip 'em up until nicely chopped. This part smells SO good!
Cut up your stick(s) of softened butter so they whip evenly and easily with your blossoms. Whip until blended well. Using a soft spatula put your butter into containers of your choice. They can be stored in your freezer for up to a year until ready to use.
Other great blended butter ideas:
Garlic Scape Butter
Garlic Scape & Italian Herb Butter
Chive Blossom and Garlic Scape Butter
Lemon Basil Butter
...have fun experimenting! Share your recipes and ideas here!