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Green canape butter Time/Life Series

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ChittaChef Jun 13, 2005 12:36 PM

I gave away my Time/Life series like a dummy, and now I am needing a recipe. One of the hors d'oeuvre or appetizer editions has canapes spread with a verdant compound butter and maybe edible flowers (or maybe that's what I did), or something. I would love the recipe for the butter - it's the color that I need - super green. I'm catering a small engagement party, and the bride's colors are green and purple, so I am wanting to do the canapes with green butter topped by deep purple pansies. Anybody? Thanks.

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    OSM RE: ChittaChef Jun 13, 2005 01:32 PM

    The Good Cook (Olney) or Foods of the World (Beard, Fisher, etc.) or something else?

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      ChittaChef RE: OSM Jun 13, 2005 03:34 PM

      Oh yeah...that would be The Good Cook series. Thanks.

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      Jim Washburn RE: ChittaChef Jun 13, 2005 10:31 PM

      I looked first in the Hors d'Oeuvre book and found nothing. The Snacks and Sandwiches one seems to have what you are remembering. They make a bright green compound herb butter with watercress, parsley, chervil, and chives. Any selection of green herbs will work. They blanch the herbs for one minute first to intensify the colors. Then dry, mince, blend into creamed butter, and push through a sieve. It's ready to use as a spread, or you can season it with S&P, lemon juice, etc. They also roll it into a sheet between pieces of parchment paper, chill it, and cut it into decorative shapes.

      Jim

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        ChittaChef RE: Jim Washburn Jun 13, 2005 10:43 PM

        Thanks a million....that's exactly what I was looking for. Big smoochies.

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          OSM RE: Jim Washburn Jun 14, 2005 11:25 AM

          Yeah, that's all I found as well (checked the Sauces volume as well). The recipe following the green compound butter is for Flower Butter, so maybe that's why you have both "green" and "flower" stuck in your head!

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