Recipe: Vanilla Bean Butter

Add a luxurious touch to Sunday breakfast with a new twist on an old favourite. Serve with Croissants a la Plancha.

Recipe courtesy of Maxwell & Williams.


  • 250g butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean syrup
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Place butter into a mixing bowl and beat on high for 2 minutes or until soft. Add in vanilla bean paste, icing sugar and a generous pinch of salt. Beat for a further 30 seconds or until well combined.
  2. Place a 45cm length of cling wrap on a clean bench. Using a spatula, dollop butter onto the centre of the cling wrap and fold over the butter. Using your hand, gently push back on the butter to form a cylinder.
  3. Gently roll towards yourself to create a roll. Twist and secure ends of the cling wrap to create a firm roll. Place in freezer until firm and slice as needed.

Tip: This butter will last up to three months in the freezer, or up to two weeks in the fridge.


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