What does one love more than butter and bread? Around here, not much else tops this combo other than adding cheese. So the newest viral food sensation, the “butter board,” was something we could quickly jump on.
The butter board is made up of #1 a board, sturdy, functional, and stylish (of course). We used our Hayley board for this! #2 butter of choice. This trend has also been done with soft cheese, such as Brie and cream cheese, which look divine. The #3 item or items would be the toppings added. The creativity for these boards comes from the topping combos ranging from sweet and savory to spicy.
For our butter board, we at Le Plat Co decided to go with a savory option highlighting one of our favorite ingredients, pesto! This flavorful yet fresh addition elevates the butter, and with a few garnishes, this is a quick and easy way to get an easy appetizer out quickly.
If you are looking for a sweet or alternative board, we made up a few recipes below. We suggest seeing what you have on hand and thinking of the flavors you like to accompany butter or bread. This board is also a great way to bring in seasonal flavors!
Whatever butter board you're whipping up, have fun with it, and think color and flavor. You really can't go wrong when starting with the base of bread and butter. Oh, and don't forget fantastic bread to accompany your creation. Enjoy!
Pesto “butter board”:
Pesto (Premade or homemade)
Lightly toast pine nuts in a pan until slightly darkened on each side. Add your softened butter to the board. Place your pesto in small spoonfuls throughout the butter. Kindly sprinkle salt and pepper. Place toasted pine nuts over the entire board. Finely cut basil and garnish on top.
Sweet “butter board”:
Add your softened butter to the board. Kindly sprinkle salt onto the butter. Add walnuts and dried cranberries over the entire board. Lightly drizzle the top with honey. Sprinkle with fresh thyme.
Cheese “butter board”:
Cook bacon until done but not too crispy, and set aside. When cooled, cut into small pieces. Next, add your softened goat cheese to the board. Sprinkle salt onto the butter. Place your fig jam in small spoonfuls throughout the butter. Sprinkle throughout with bacon bits. Finely cut basil and garnish on top.