Flavoured Butter

My secret weapon to making my roasted turkey or chicken is flavoured butter. Easily combine dried or fresh herbs with butter then chill it in your fridge until you’re ready to use it. I like to put some of my flavoured butter right under the skin or directly on the skin of the bird to get a nice golden brown.

What I love about this Holiday Hack is that you can experiment with different flavour combinations depending on the protein you’re using. For example, a couple of years ago I used some ground chipotle, garlic powder, and fresh parsley to go with my Mexican flavour inspired turkey. Actually, I used dried rosemary and thyme flavoured butter to cook my pork chops for lunch today!

Give it a try and let me know which flavour combinations you tried with your butter! 🙂

 

 

 

Always,

K

Holiday Hacks Series

 

DSC_0141.JPGWith Christmas next week, I wanted to share some holiday hacks with you guys to help prep the meal we all think about all year round. From sweet to savoury and basics to putting together a charcuterie platter, I got you covered!

To start, here’s my super simple Candy Cane Mousse.

Ingredients:

– candy canes

– whipping cream

– ¼ tsp. peppermint extract (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Break the candy canes into smaller pieces then put them in a brown paper bag or a disposable sandwish bag (this will make clean up a lot easier!)
  2. Using a mallet or a rolling pin, crush your candy canes into even smaller pieces. It’s okay to leave some of the candy cane in smaller chunks (it adds a little bit of crunch to the mousse inside)
  3. In a bowl, pour 2 cups of whipping cream (you can increase or decrease the amount depending on how much you want to make)
  4. You can use a stand mixer, hand mixer or you can whip them with your brute muscle force (ya!)
  5. (Optional) Add the peppermint extract in the whipping cream before starting to whip the cream
  6. Once the whipping cream is stiff, fold in the crushed candy canes into the whipping cream (use a spatula to fold the whipped cream)
  7. Transfer the mixture in individual containers or you can put it in one and chill it in your fridge overnight
  8. Enjoy!

I love making different kinds of mousse. Dark chocolate, white chocolate or even avocado for a more exotic taste. A super easy dessert you can make ahead of time! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

 

 

Always,

K