Some years ago when money was tight, I learned this idea from a bread baking class I was enrolled in. This creamy, easy-to-spread butter is delicious on hot fresh baked bread. This butter is really quite versatile and the batch can be flavored with honey, maple syrup and beyond!
1 pound unsalted butter
1 cup canola oil
1 cup cold water
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (optional)
Whip butter until fluffy. Gradually add cold water and then oil to butter. Store in the fridge.