When dealing with a glut of Valentine's chocolates, the normal behavior would probably not be to search for things you can then add more chocolate to. However, when we ran across this idea for chocolate butter, we couldn't resist.
Pastry chef Stella Parks contributes often-genius ideas to Gilt Taste and last week's recipe was no exception. She wrote about champagne waffles for Valentine's Day topped with chocolate butter and blood orange syrup. While the whole sha'bang sounds truly wonderful, we thought the chocolate butter would be nice to have around to spread on top of english muffins or baguette with a little sea salt or slightly melted onto Irish scones in the morning.
Try the Recipe: Chocolate Butter
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