I met one of the ladies from Dear Martini last year at the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference in San Francisco. I have been following their blog. Their videos and recipes are great. I like this one because I love butter! Respectfully, Susan
Better butter…what could possibly be better than butter? Compound butter! Compound butter is a combination of softened butter and flavorful aromatic ingredients.
From savory to sweet versions, compound butter is versatile and a great way to add a little creativity to your cooking. Use them as a finishing step to add glossiness and flavor to sauces, enhance a piece of fish or add flavor and moisture to cuts of meat that tend to be a little drier. Add a tablespoon to plain rice or pasta, melt it for popcorn, make a sweet version for waffles and pancakes, or simply slathered on a piece of toast. They freeze well and can be made in advance, so we always have a log or two tucked away in our freezer.
The beauty of compound butter is that you really don’t need a recipe for compound butter. The basic ingredients are unsalted butter…
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