An infused butter made from edible conifer needles that can be used as-is or as an ingredient in a wide variety of other baked goods.
Put butter and mature, green conifer needles in sauce pan on lowest heat setting for 30 minutes (you do not want the fat to break!). Whisk regularly and temporarily remove butter from heat every few minutes or earlier if you see any foam starting to form or hear it starting to sizzle. Leave butter off heat for 2-3 minutes then return to heat to continue infusion. Taste after 30 minutes to determine whether the infusion is strong enough for your tastes.
When ready, remove from heat, strain immediately while hot, and put butter in glass container to cool in fridge until solid. Use in baked goods as needed or let come to room temperature when serving as a spreading butter.
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