Friday, August 14, 2015

Citrus Butter, Pea Puree, and Pesto Mayo

By popular demand (aka being asked by my sister) I will provide the recipes for making some of the spreads I mentioned in my Tea Party Menu. Feel free to vary the amounts of any flavoring, as all of these are to taste and don't require specific ratios. Without further ado, here you go:


Citrus Butter:

Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lime
1 T of sugar
1 stick of butter

Pesto Mayo:

1/4 C of mayo
4 t of pesto sauce

Pea Puree

1 C of frozen peas (thawed)
1 5.3 oz container of Greek yogurt
8 mint leaves
Pinch of salt


For the butter, combine the lemon and lime zest, the lime juice, and the sugar with one softened stick of butter. Once thoroughly combined refrigerate over night so the fat can extract as much flavor as possible. I shape the butter into a log in a sheet of plastic wrap. The lager surface area means that it softens faster on the counter. Once it's soft, spread on scones, biscuits, or use in making cucumber sandwiches.

The pesto mayo is easy, just combine the ingredients and spread. You are welcome to make your own pesto for this application, but I find it easier just to buy a jar.

The pea puree isn't much more complicated, combine all of the ingredients in a blender then blend until smooth. 

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