Compound butter is a delicious treat that you can easily make for yourself. It takes three steps and the flavored butter recipe that follows can be tweaked to your own personal liking, or even applied with soft cheeses like cream cheese, goat cheese, and blue cheese, if you want to personalize more spreads apart from butter.
I got interested with compound butter after visiting Bohol and seeing the lovely bread spreads from Bohol Bee Farm. They taste so good! I figured you can make your own and surprise, surprise, it’s so simple. Use it on bread, steak, chicken, pasta, grilled fish, and potatoes – the list goes on and on. Flavored butter easily turns what is okay to something great effortlessly. 😉
Compound butter also makes a lovely present! A wrapped slab of compound butter is so special and gourmet looking, you’d be making this for everyone you know every time, believe me. Plus, even the biggest newbie can whip this up in no time at all. It’s so satisfying!
Easy Flavored Butter Recipe
The base: 1 stick (1/2 cup or 4 oz.) of softened unsalted butter.
Versatile: Add 1 tablespoon of grated citrus rind: lemon, orange – anything you like!
Savory: Add 3 cloves of garlic and 1 tablespoon of chopped chives. (Omit the chives for a garlic butter recipe or use other herbs you have at home – a great way to use up left over herbs :wink:)
Sweet: Add 1 tablespoon cinnamon, honey, or maple syrup.
What to do:
1. In a bowl, combine the chosen flavoring with the softened stick of butter. Use a spoon or spatula to mix everything in nicely.
2. Get a piece of wax paper and transfer the compound butter mixture. Roll it into a log and twist the ends to seal.
3. Chill the compound butter for at least one hour then slice for use as necessary. This will keep for three weeks.
That’s all. Enjoy your compound butter! 🙂