The Gift that Keeps on Giving

on December 3, 2021

Christmas is a time for giving; it’s the season of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. Simply, Christmas is when we “Share the Good” with family, friends, and strangers alike. That’s why it is one of our favorite times of year. This holiday season, we want to help you spread goodwill to everyone in your community by giving you a festive way to share a little Christmas magic. Instead of drummers drumming, golden rings, or partridges in pear trees, give the gift that keeps on giving, give a Butter Braid® Pastry.

What Makes a Butter Braid Pastry Such a Special Gift?

When you give the gift of a Butter Braid Pastry, you are giving so much more than just a pastry. You’re starting a tradition of kids waking up early and rushing downstairs for a special holiday breakfast before opening their stockings. You’re making memories with family and friends as they gather around the table at Christmas to share stories and various sweet treats.

When you give a Butter Braid Pastry, you’re telling the people around you that you appreciate them. You’re saying you want to spend time with loved ones and want to help others do the same. You’re saying they are important to you.

With a Butter Braid Pastry, you’re doing more than giving a Christmas present. You’re sharing the Christmas spirit. That’s something that will make everyone’s holiday a little brighter…and a lot tastier.

How Does Giving a Butter Braid Pastry Help My Community?

With a Butter Braid Pastry, you aren’t just buying a gift for a friend or a treat to put on your holiday table. You’re also supporting local groups. Butter Braid Pastries are fundraising-exclusive products. Groups sell these pastries to help raise money for non-profits, community organizations, clubs, and school functions. When you purchase one from a local fundraiser, you help someone in your area get one step closer to meeting their fundraising goal. That’s why we call the Butter Braid Pastry “the gift that keeps on giving”!

Who Should I Share a Pastry With this Christmas?

All flavors of Butter Braid Brand Pastries wrapped in bows of different colors under a Christmas Tree - Gift that Keeps on Giving

So, you’ve found a local fundraiser selling Butter Braid Pastries, and you’ve bought a few to help support their cause. Now, who is the perfect person to gift one to? Who in your life would most enjoy getting a delicious, homemade-tasting pastry? The answer? Everyone!

Give a pastry to your co-workers, managers, neighbors, teachers, mail carriers, and anyone else who has touched your life throughout the year. Any one of them would appreciate getting a hand-braided pastry jam-packed with their favorite filling. Once they have that first bite, they’ll be eager to get even more pastries for themselves and to share with family and friends. That means they’ll also go on to support more local fundraisers, and the gift just keeps on giving.

If you still need more convincing, check out our blog post where we tell you exactly why Butter Braid Pastries make the perfect gift.

Spread some Christmas cheer this year by giving a gift that makes a difference in your community and beyond. Butter Braid Pastries have been baking spirits bright for 30 years; get one to share with your loved ones this holiday season. It’ll go a long way to helping a local organization reach their fundraising goal, and it’s something special everyone will be talking about for years to come.






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Top 5 Christmas Goodies We Look Forward to Every Year

on December 4, 2020

Christmas is the season of joy, giving, and family. It’s our favorite time of the year here at the Butter Braid® brand because we get to be a part of creating the memorable experiences and holiday traditions that families hold dear. We’ve put together a list of 5 must have Christmas goodies to help you celebrate the season with your family and friends. 

  1. Peppermint Bark

peppermint bark

This is a classic holiday treat that everyone loves. Smooth, sweet chocolate combines with the taste of cool peppermint to make a delicious homemade candy. It makes a great gift or party favor, and it will make you the talk of the town this holiday season.

  1. Candy Canes

candy cane

No Christmas tree is complete without candy canes hanging from its branches. Though the traditional peppermint is the most popular kind of candy cane, new ones hit the market each year; we’ve seen flavors ranging from green apple to pickles! In fact, candy canes are so iconic that December 26th is National Candy Cane Day in the United States.

  1. Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate drink with christmas cookies

Stay warm during the frigid nights with the warm drink everyone turns to during the holidays. After all, who doesn’t love to curl up under a cozy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate? Well, actually, most people are probably curling up with a cup of hot cocoa. Fun fact: hot chocolate and hot cocoa are not interchangeable. Hot cocoa is made from a powder while hot chocolate is made from an actual chocolate bar.

  1. Christmas Sugar Cookies

star christmas sugar cookies

No holiday treat platter would be complete without cookies. They don’t have to be sugar cookies necessarily, but those are the most popular kind we see during the holidays. Of course, it’s easy to spread holiday cheer with sugar, spice, and lots of frosting!

  1. Butter Braid pastries

butter braid candy cane

Finally, no Christmas morning would be complete without the sweet aroma of a Butter Braid pastry wafting through the air. Our pastries evoke memories of family and loved ones sitting around the table, laughing, and sharing stories. And isn’t that what the holidays are really about? Make sure you have a Butter Braid pastry ready for your guests this season.

We hope some of these Christmas goodies will make your holidays a little brighter and a lot tastier. From all of us here at the Butter Braid brand, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas.  






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Butter Braid® Pastry Ring

on November 6, 2020

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and the makers of Butter Braid® pastries have a unique way to dress up your holiday table. This year serve your family and friends a beautiful pastry ring featuring our one and only Butter Braid pastries. Fashioned from two of our braided pastries, this wonderful treat is easy to make and is guaranteed to impress everyone that comes to your home for the holidays.

Try it for yourself today. Follow the detailed baking instructions for this recipe below, and you will have the perfect pastry ring to share at your breakfast, brunch, or dessert table this Thanksgiving.

Ingredients
  • 2 Butter Braid pastries, any flavor
Step-by-step directions
  1. Thaw 2 Butter Braid pastries for 8-12 hours. Set aside icing packet.
  2. Mold the 2 pastries into a circle and connect the ends together
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for about 22 minutes or until golden brown. Oven temperatures vary, adjust time accordingly.
  4. Allow to slightly cool. Cut small hole in the corner of the icing packet and drizzle over top of the pastry.
  5. Serve and enjoy your braided pastry ring!






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5 Reasons Why Butter Braid Pastries Make the Best Gifts

on December 26, 2019

Whether it be Christmas or a birthday, everyone loves getting gifts. Are you having trouble deciding what to get your loved ones this year? Do you need help coming up with the perfect gift? Well, we are at the Butter Braid® brand here to tell you exactly why you should give your family one of our delicious Butter Braid pastries as a gift.

  1. All the proceeds go toward helping your community

With a Butter Braid pastry, you aren’t just buying your loved one a gift. You’re also giving a gift to the people in your neighborhood. People use our fundraisers to help raise money for non-profits, community organizations, kids’ clubs, and local schools. When you gift one of our pastries, your friends and family get a delicious treat and a warm feeling inside knowing that their gift also helped someone else.

  1. Everyone needs to eat

If you don’t know what to get someone, you can never go wrong with food. Good food, dessert especially, is universally loved. Whether you’re looking to get something for the poor college student in your life or you want to please a doting grandmother, Butter Braid pastries will be a delightful gift for everyone. After all, nothing is better than coming home from a long day, eating a great pastry, and relaxing.

  1. There’s a flavor for everyone!

We’ve already established that everyone loves food, but not everyone is in love with the same flavors and textures. Thankfully, that isn’t a problem with Butter Braid pastries. We have 9 flavors of braided pastries including Apple, Bavarian Crème, Blueberry & Cream Cheese, Cherry, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Four Cheese & Herb, Raspberry, and Strawberry & Cream Cheese. We also have pastry rolls in cinnamon and caramel flavors. Make your gift personal and delicious by giving your family their favorite flavor this year.

  1. We do all the hard work

People love food, many really enjoy baking, but no one enjoys cleaning up. Doing dishes is one of those chores that people will do anything to avoid. When you give someone a Butter Braid pastry, you aren’t also giving them more work. We do all the hard stuff here: we mix all the ingredients, make the dough, braid the pastry, and package it. And, yes, we also do the cleaning. All your friends have to do is let the pastry rise, put it on one pan, and cook it in the oven. No muss, no fuss. Simple and delicious is how we like things around here.

  1. You’ll probably get to eat some too!

Food has the power to bring everyone together. When people bake, they want to share what they made with the people they love. Since you gave them such a wonderful gift, they will want to make sure you also get a piece. Our braided pastries serve up to 11 people, so there’s plenty of good to go around. And the more pastries you give, the more pastries you’ll get to try!

Gift giving isn’t easy. You want to get the people you care about something they’ll enjoy and something that won’t break the bank. Butter Braid pastries check both those boxes. You may be unsure about giving food as a gift – wouldn’t someone rather have a toy or a new shirt? Maybe, but you’re not just giving them food. When you give someone food, you’re also giving them your heart. That’s a gift that anyone would consider truly special.






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Braided Candy Cane

on December 16, 2019

Brighten up your holiday party with a festive Butter Braid® pastry treat. Everyone loves candy canes, so we thought, ‘Why not make a candy cane out of Butter Braid pastries?’ So, we did, and the results are beautiful. Now, we’re sharing our holiday masterpiece with you. Roll up your sleeves and get your bake on this Christmas with our braided candy cane recipe! 

Try it for yourself today. Follow the detailed baking instructions for this recipe below, and you’ll have the perfect braided candy cane to share with family and friends this holiday season.

Ingredients
  • 2 Butter Braid pastries, any flavor
  • Red sugar sprinkles (optional)
Directions
  1. Thaw 2 Butter Braid pastries for 8-12 hours.
  2. Form the 2 pastries into a candy cane shape and mold the ends together.
  3. Bake at 325°F for 22-27 minutes or until golden brown. Ovens vary, so adjust time and temperature accordingly.
  4. Allow to slightly cool. Cut small hole in corner of icing packet and drizzle over top of pastry.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Optional: Add thick lines of red sugar sprinkles on your pastries to give it more of the candy cane look!



Braided Candy Cane






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