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Date and honey spiced butter

6 to 8
10 minutes
10 minutes

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  • 12 pitted dates, halved
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds removed
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 3 t honey
  • 100 g honeycomb (optional)
  • 200 g butter
  • 2 star anise
  • 1⁄2 t ground cinnamon

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the butter has melted.

Serve with toasted or braaied chocolate hot cross buns.

Cook's note: Nothing wrong with buttered toasty buns, but chocolate hot cross buns toasted over the coals, then drizzled in this spicy-sweet butter? We think we’re onto something...

Browse more ideas with hot cross buns here.

Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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