Create Flavored Butters | Ginger, Cayenne and Lavender
If your babies are helping you out, watch out that your spice piles don't get eaten into too soon...(see the fingerprints above?!)
So, the only real trick is making sure the butter is the right consistency. If you have time, the easiest way to get it just right is to leave it out on the counter at room temperature. If you don't, you can easily thaw the butter in the microwave - just don't overdo it! If your sticks are frozen, start with 10 seconds. Then nuke for 5 seconds each time until you can make small indents in the butter by lightly pressing your fingers into the bar.