Butter them up this Christmas
If you're loving the TikTok butter board trend that’s whipping up a storm, why not give yours a Christmas twist?
Butterboards are perfect for a Christmas get together.
Soft, whipped butter sprinkled with all your favourite toppings and decorated with dried fruit, fresh herbs or edible flowers – not only do these impressive boards taste fantastic, but they're perfectly Instagrammable, too!
All you need to do is whip your room temperature butter until almost white and beautifully creamy, which will take between five to ten minutes, depending on whether you are whipping with a machine or by hand.
Smear it on a wooden board – olive wood looks lovely with all its grain and dark knots – and sprinkle with flakes of sea salt, a drizzle of olive oil, and the toppings and decorations of your choice.
Then all that’s left to do is wait for the oohs and aahs of your guests as they tear off chunks of warm bread and get dipping!
When it comes to toppings, we love honey, walnuts, goats cheese, and thyme or fresh mint, but there are hundreds of options; just choose what you love to eat.
For the perfect centrepiece for a Christmas party, think cranberries, orange zest, pumpkin or cinnamon spices, chilli flakes, thyme and pomegranate seeds – work out your perfect combination by trying and testing. It’s a chore, but someone has to do it...!