Butterbeer Recipe

Leading up to the midnight showing of the final Harry Potter movie, I really wanted to have a Harry Potter party. It wasn’t in the cards, so instead I made some Harry Potter themed treats for Hubby and I to enjoy while watching Deathly Hallows Part I the other night.

There are quite a few recipes for butterbeer out there. But I wanted to make something that matches what butterbeer was in my mind while reading the books. To me, butterbeer is warm, buttery, and spiked with a bit of some spicy alcohol. The warm butterbeer is topped with a frothy whipped foam on top that leaves a mustache when you take a sip.

I set out to develop this recipe and Hubby and I agreed that this butterbeer was delicious and very fitting for Harry and his friends.

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Butterbeer

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the Butterbeer
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch salt
3 Tbsp toffee bits (you can use butterscotch chips here if you have those on hand)
1/3 cup spiced rum
1 cups boiling water

For the Foam
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar, or splenda for sugar free version
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter

Directions:

Prepare the butterbeer:
Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Stir in the toffee bits Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup. Add the rum and then the boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Pour through a sieve to remove any toffee bits that did not dissolve. Divide the buttered rum among 2 mugs.

Prepare the foam:
In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, whip the heavy cream on medium high speed for 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the sugar and continue whipping until very soft peaks begin to form, another 3-4 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and butter, then whip for another 30 seconds or so, until soft peaks form.

Spoon a generous portion of foam on top of each glass of butterbeer, mixing gently. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Food Network and Bakingdom

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8 Responses to “Browned Butter Snickerdoodles”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Browned butter is amazing, especially in cookies. Sounds like another recipe I need to try soon!

    • beantownbaker — May 16th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

      You’re definitely going to want to make these after you see what I did with them in a post coming up on Monday 😉

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 16, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Yeah, browned butter just makes everything taste that much better. I may overuse it just a little bit in my cooking though!

    • beantownbaker — May 16th, 2013 @ 8:41 am

      No such thing as overusing browned butter.

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    Shannon — May 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    i can only imagine how this totally kicks up a snickerdoodle. <3 browned butter!

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    Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden — May 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Browned butter and cinnamon! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Molly — May 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Between the browning butter and the fresh scent of baked cookies, your kitchen must have smelled marvelous.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my! These look delightful 🙂 I love browned butter too!

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