Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pomegranate Butter

Pomegranate Molasses Butter


I am going gaga for Pomegranates and good Butter. After the molasses making in my last post, Pomegranate Molasses, I made Pomegranate Butter. Not a traditional simmered fruit butter like you might be thinking. Instead, I used this amazing new butter from PastureLand COOP in Minnesota. This rich butter is made from 100% grass fed milk. Grass fed, what's that? Grass fed means that there is no grain added into the cows diet until the ground is unsuitable for grazing. PastureLand works with the animals and with the seasons, producing high quality product from milk just gathered during the warm summer months.

Did you know that the flavor of a cows milk changes daily, and the diet of the animals, even the weather affects the flavor and consistency of the milk that is gathered from the cow? Pastureland milks their cows just while the cows are eating the vibrant summer greens and are producing healthy, flavorful milk. SummerGold cultured butter is made solely from the milk gathered during the warm months of summer when the grass is lush and full of life from the sun. This goodness shows in it's decadent flavor, golden yellow color and creamy texture. Most of the butter on the shelves we see comes from a mish-mash of milk gathered from cows who are fed mostly grains and never even allowed out to graze. This butter does not carry the same qualities as butter made only from grass-fed milk.

Try it for yourself. This butter recipe is amazing. The Pomegranate Molasses adds a tart sweet tang to the creamy butter. Perfect on breads, use it in cooking or even as a sandwich spread.

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Pomegranate Butter

1/2 lb. softened PastureLand or other high quality organic butter

Mix butter with molasses until well combined. Adjust the molasses addition to your liking. Refrigerate. Take out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy on fresh crusty bread, drizzle over warm fruit, saute your greens in this... get creative!

Loads of pomegranate foodie love...... Megan ♥♥♥


16 comments:

  1. You know, I remember hearing something about cows and how the flavor of their milk changes according to what they eat. I remember hearing about farmers whose cows would get into their garden and eat certain things would render the milk AWFUL for several days. I haven't given it much thought because I am lactose intolerant but my family loves milk and I should pay more attention. A better diet does produce better results. Good job on the pomegranate butter as well! That sounds so creamy and good on some fresh baked bread!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the info, never knew about the grass fed. The pomegranate butter looks really good, would be really great with some toasted bread!

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  3. I've been enjoying pomegranate preserves, but this is fantastic!

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  4. I wonder how will grain fed beef taste like. Here, the cows are still reared on small scale and the owners will bring the cows out to feed by the roads and unused fields. Or some will cut the long grass and bring them back to their cows. Maybe that's why local beef is expensive here. I used to dread accidently stepping on the cow's excretions that they'd just leave everywhere (not in the city though, LOL).
    And driving on the countryside at night, one has to be extra careful, there are many incidences of car accidents with cows, and they are usually fatal.

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  5. Since I started buying from my organic farmer, I have been schooled on changes in the milk and changes of the meat during the differnt seasons. The kowledge has been most welcome! This is something I can delve into - love the tart of the pomegranate with the cream of the butter.

    And please don't worry about visiting - no! Don't worry. Life does what it does and we answer to it.

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  6. I recently saw some of this molasses and didn't know what I would do with it. Now I'm going to have to go back and get it!!!

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  7. What an interesting recipe! I bet this just tastes delicious! I did know those facts about cows, amazing isn't it?

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  8. I haven't tried pomegranate butter, but last year I made some pomegranate curd that ended up in and on pretty much everything.

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  9. It looks amazing. I have to try this soon.I hope you could add this Pomegranate widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about pomegranates, Thanks!

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  10. Thanks for the great recipe! If you are looking to buy PastureLand butter, check our store finder http://www.pastureland.coop/buy, or you can order direct http://www.pastureland.coop/buy/direct.

    Find us online at facebook.com/pasturelandcooperative.

    Happy baking!

    Steve
    steve@pastureland.coop

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  11. I'm learning about grass fed beef and milk products from a book that my husband is reading, Omnivore's Dilemma, about the benefits of free range animals, and grass as feed, as opposed to grain fed animals. I don't even eat beef, but I do eat chicken. Your pomegranate butter looks wonderful.

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  12. Thanks for the infor, Megan. I have yet tried making my own flavoured butter. I was pretty excited with all the flavoured butter recipes. Hopefully will be able to try them out soon. Yours sounds pretty tempting too! The pure butter here are all imported products and it's pretty pricy too. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  13. I love your pomegranate butter! Can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing the idea and recipe.

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  14. Never heard of it and it sounds amazing!

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  15. Your pomegranate butter sounds delicious! Just the thing to spread on some crusty bread. :)

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