Here’s an extremely easy and beautiful way to elevate the butter dish at your next dinner.
- One stick of good quality butter
- Assorted chopped herbs and edible flowers (In case you’re wondering what flowers are edible, here’s a list: https://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm
- Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes
- Flat serving platter
Let the butter come to room temperature. Spread the butter in a thin even layer over your serving platter. Sprinkle the flowers and herbs on top. You’re done!
I used rose, pansy, and primrose petals, mint, red pepper flakes, coarse salt, and freshly ground black pepper, but you can use any combination of flowers and herbs that you like. Most flowers have a very mild flavor, if any, so don’t worry about them overwhelming the flavor of the butter. A sprinkling of lemon, lime or orange zest would also be a great addition.