Aztec Spice Butter

Description

Yield
Servings
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

1⁄4 lb
butter, unsalted
1 3⁄4 oz
bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 T
almonds, toasted, slivered, chopped
1⁄4 t
plus 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1⁄4 t
plus 1/3 teaspoon ancho chili, ground
1⁄4 t
plus 1/3 teaspoon pasilla chili, ground
  U
Cayenne pepper to taste
  U
Sea salt to taste

Directions

Whip butter until smooth and light. Add chocolate, almonds, cinnamon, ancho and pasilla chilies and mix until well combined. Add cayenne pepper and salt to taste as needed. Shape into a log using parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours), slice into rounds as needed or transfer to plastic wrap to store.

Optional serving
Scoop compound butter into individual serving portions and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill until ready to serve.