Barnyard Breakfast

by Crystal Cook

My absolute favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Maybe it has something to do with all my farm animal crockery? Let’s face it. Cows and chickens just make breakfast more fun.

I like to make moo sounds when pouring milk over my cereal. Moooooooo. Don’t youuuuuu?

Not only are these dishes adorable but they also inspire me to step outside of my comfort zone and create. In fact, my little cow butter dish just begged me to make a yummy buttery creation.

So now I sit enjoying a flaky hot croissant with strawberry butter!  Thanks Mr. Cow. (Yes, I am talking to an inanimate object).  Butter compounds are simple to make and can add a little something extra to your morning. If you’re all about savory just add a couple of tablespoons of oil to your butter, and chopped fresh herbs of your choice. Delicious!

Strawberry Butter

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Makes 1 cup.

In a medium size bowl combine the strawberry preserves, orange juice, and orange zest. Place the softened butter in the bowl of a food processor. Using the whisk attachment, whip the butter at medium speed until it softens and lightens in color, about 2 minutes.  Add strawberry mixture and blend for another minute.

Remove butter from bowl and spoon onto parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll into a log, using the edge of a baking sheet to form a tight log. Chill for 2 hours before serving. Place in the super cute cow butter dish and get ready to make someone’s morning!

3 Comments to “Barnyard Breakfast”

  1. Love it, Love it, Love it! I have the same milk glass chicken!! Thanks to my Grandmother!! Going to order my B and B casserole now!! Thanks again!

  2. Oh don’t even get me started on my milk glass collection!

  3. It’s very exiting to find this blog.casserolequeens.com site. Oh, this is a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I prolong alot and never seem to get something done.

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