Mmm...butter. We're big fans of its rich flavor in our dishes and the melt-in-the-mouth texture it adds to our pastries. Not surprisingly, we've had a lot to say on the subject over the years - take a look!
Types of Butter
DIY Butter - Have you ever made butter at home? Definitely try it at least once!
Salted vs. Unsalted Butter - Sure, unsalted is better for baking, but do you know why?
Ghee - This special clarified butter has a slightly nutty flavor and gets used in a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern cooking.
Things to do with Butter
How to Brown Butter - This is so delicious spooned over seafood or steamed vegetables. It also adds a whole new element to baked goods!
How to Clarify Butter - Clarifying butter removes the solids that would otherwise burn over high heat.
Ways to Soften Butter - At one time or another, all of us have forgotten soften butter ahead of time. Here's how to do it quickly!
How Long Can Butter Be Left Out? Butter doesn't have to be refrigerated, but it's best to keep it in a special butter crock to avoid rancidity.
Ways to Enjoy Butter
• Herb Butter Spread
• Browned Butter Spread
• Radishes with Butter and Sea Salt
• Pasta with Brown Butter and Fried Sage
• Hazelnut Brown Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Fancy Butters to Try!
• Andante Dairy Butter
• Isigny Butter
• Vermont Butter and Cheese Company
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