- Begin with unsalted butter that has been softened. With the heel of your hand, press the stick of butter onto a cutting board.
- With a chef's knife, combine the recipe ingredients and butter together until they are completely blended.
- Place the blended butter on a sheet of waxed paper. Fold one edge of the waxed paper over the butter and wrap it under the butter. Smooth the butter into a log. Once the butter is shaped into a log, roll the log up in the waxed paper. Seal the butter roll by twisting the ends of the waxed paper in opposite directions.
- Chill the butter in the freezer for a minimum of one hour. Once chilled, the butter can be sliced into attractive disks. If using at a later date, wrap the butter log in foil before storing in the freezer.
|-||1 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened|
|-||1/2 teaspoon salt|
|-||1/2 teaspoon pepper|
|-||2 cloves to 4 cloves of garlic, minced, adjust to taste|
|-|| Fresh parsley, adjust to taste|
|-|| Dried roasted red pepper, to taste (remove red pepper seeds)|