New Love: Cinnamon Toast Butter from Ronnybrook

Not to dismiss the innovation of Ronnybrook Farms, but why have we not come up with this ourselves? Sweet, cinnamon butter that makes knockout toast in one easy step (no messy sprinkling). Want to see what it looks like?

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Mmm. We first spotted it at Whole Foods but ended up buying it at the farmers' market, straight from the Ronnybrook vendor. And we've been eating it every morning for the past week, spread on raisin bread and toasted.

Here's what happens when you run this stuff under the broiler (or the toaster oven): The butter melts, and the cinnamon and sugar that are mixed in get bubbly and slightly crispy on top. Delicious. And clearly this would not be a hard thing to make at home. Soften some butter, mix in a load of cinnamon, sugar, and a pinch of salt, and form it into a log.

We're sort of toying with the idea of adding this butter to a savory pasta dish with butternut squash. Or maybe figured into this pie somehow. What do you think?

Visit the Ronnybrook Farm site to find store locations.

Related: How to Make Apple Butter

(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)