Strawberry butter is a sweet treat for your bread and your belly
Strawberries are in season! At least they are in Florida. Plant City, Florida is the Winter Strawberry Capitol of the World, so they say. The typical season runs December to March and this particular little town is nestled in-between Brandon and Lakeland plus it's only minutes from southwest Tampa Bay.
Friends Melanie and Greg Godec posted their delectable harvest a few weeks ago on their Facebook page. I'll show you a quick picture:
Harvested in Tampa, Florida
And soon it will be Georgia's turn to reap the benefits of an early harvest. My Aunt Marge shared her strawberry butter recipe with me so I could share it with the readers of WKY Community Living. I'm sure most of us in western Kentucky and for miles around have had the strawberry butter served at Patti's 1880's in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. And if you haven't, it's one of the most delicious treats the server will 'plop down' at your table. Along with the strawberry butter, they serve the most precious loaf of flower pot bread. It's a must see and taste.
Without further ado, let's get to making this delicious summertime or anytime butter.
"Made a little treat for my toast, rolls, or whatever bread is handy." Margie Davis Fields
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2-3 finely chopped strawberries
Dash of kosher salt
Mix all in electric mixer, adding the strawberries last! Put into a little jar and refrigerate.