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Whip some flavoured butter for your sandwich
December 10, 2018 | 12:55 PM
by Courtesy of Articlefactory
Look for ways to make your sandwich more exciting.
 
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There’s a whole world of butter and butter spread beyond the humble salted butter you’ve grown up with. If you’re a sandwich connoisseur, here are five varieties that will take your sandwich to a whole new level of deliciousness. Butter forms the basis of any sandwich. After all, it is what reinforces the bread and prepares it to hold its structure when you pile on the stuffing. If you have a special soft corner for sandwiches, whether it is as a snack or as a meal when paired with a chilled iced tea, you’re always looking for ways to make your sandwich more exciting. What better way to give your sandwich an extra flavour boost than with the help of special butter?

Herbed butter

Think regular salted butter on a flavour rush! Flavoured with anything from dried or fresh herbs to chilli, garlic and sometimes even cheese, herbed butters are a sure-shot way to add heaps of flavour to your sandwich without taking away from the simplicity of the snack. You can buy store bought ones or make your own rather easily. Here’s a quick recipe that never fails us.

Ingredients



100g butter

4 cloves garlic, minced



1tsp chilli flakes

2tsp parsley, finely chopped

Method:

Simply heat the butter until it melts. Allow it to cool slightly until it reaches room temperature, but hasn’t solidified. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine. Transfer into a glass jar and refrigerate until you need to use it!

Cashew butter

If it is a smooth, rich cream cheese-like effect you’re after, be sure to give cashew butter a shot. Compared to other nut butters, cashew butter is relatively low in fat and even the fat that it does contain is of the monounsaturated kind, the one that’s good for you! Cashews can have a naturally sweet taste, but if you want to adapt your cashew butter to enhance a savoury sandwich, simply spike it with olive oil, pepper and a good sprinkle of sea salt.

Coconut butter

Coconut has natural oils that are great for your health and coconut butter is just a thick spread made out of grated coconut. You can make a simple sandwich with just honey and coconut butter spread, or top it with a berry preserve. We have to say, the latter is a firm breakfast favourite!

Cookie butter

While the other butters on this list have some health benefits to offer, a cookie butter is wholly indulgent. It’s like your favourite chocolate and hazelnut spread, but tastes like cookies instead! To make a scrumptious sandwich, top slices of bread with cookie butter and sliced bananas. It’s filling, delicious and satisfies your sweet tooth too!

Seed butters

Apart from nuts, seeds such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are eaten in the form of sandwich-friendly butters too! They add a nutty, earthy taste to your sandwich and can be sweetened with honey or spiced up with pepper and chillies, depending on what you’re in the mood for. While both sunflower seed butter and pumpkin seed butter are low in fat and packed with nutrients, they offer a delectable creamy texture, much like peanut butter.

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