Compound butter. The name just doesn't do this tasty treat any justice.
Compound butter adds a flavorful ingredient to a regular butter to improve it's texture and give it a little more kick. It's also completely addicting — so don't be surprised when you whip up a batch and it doesn't last very long.
We've got five different recipes for the good stuff with just one set of directions. Whether you are in the mood for an earthy flavor, some fruit, a cheese-infusion or a little spice, the end result will be nothing short of gorgeous.
By spreading it on bread or adding a bit to your chicken, vegetables, grilled meats or fish, compound butters take your food (and your senses) up a notch. These recipes can easily be halved, and any seasonings can be adjusted to your liking. You can also give one of these mouthwatering homemade spreads as a holiday or hostess gift, packaged simply in a Mason jar with a ribbon. And remember: A pinch of kosher or sea salt brings out and heightens natural flavors.
Inspired by Your Homebased Mom
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Originally published November 2013. Updated November 2016.
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