Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Butter

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

Try this on toast, biscuits, pancakes, French toast, waffles or bread pudding. It’s especially lovely with banana bread and holiday breads, such as Stollen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt chocolate in microwave-safe bowl on low at one minute intervals, stirring until just melted and smooth.
  2. Or, using a double boiler, place chocolate in top bowl, stirring frequently until just melted, taking care not to overheat at bottom or sides.
  3. Allow melted chocolate to cool enough to touch.
  4. Place the cooled butter in a medium mixing bowl and with an electric mixer (fitted with the paddle) or wooden spoon, beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Scrape down the sides.
  6. Beat in the cooled chocolate, cocoa, zest and sugar scraping sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed to incorporate all ingredients.
  7. Stir in nuts if desired.
  8. Scrape into a small bowl, serving crock or butter mold and cover tightly; or shape into a long roll in grease-proof paper (plastic, wax or parchment) for storing and slicing as needed.
  9. Roasted and salted pistachios add a welcome textural contrast.

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