Butter makes everything better. Gobs of butter on any food add a bang of salty and scrummy flavour. Be it Indian curries like butter chicken or dal makhani or other foods like sandwiches and soups, butter lifts up their taste in a jiffy. Cube it, slice it, melt it or smear it - there are so many different ways to use butter in culinary creations. There's something else you can do with your favourite butter - add different flavours to it. So, next time you want to butter up your taste buds, try it with unique flavours and you are surely going to nail it.
We are in a habit of using store-bought butter all the time. But, if you've ever tried homemade butter, you'll believe us when we say it's the best kind. You can easily whip up delicious and luscious butter yourself with little time and effort. Here's an easy homemade butter recipe for you. So, once you have your butter ready, get creative and infuse it with interesting flavours. Here are some terrific ideas for flavoured butter.
Pro tip: Try electric beater to beat the butter.
5 Easy Homemade Flavoured Butter Recipes
1. Herb Butter
You can use store-bought mixed herbs mixture or chop fresh basil leaves, coriander leaves, mint leaves etc. Soften the butter to room temperature. Add mixed herbs and lightly mix it well. Remember, the butter should not be melted, just semi-melted. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
2. Honey Chilli Butter
This sweet and spicy honey chilli butter can work wonders on snacks and toasts. Beat 1 cup of room temperature butter with 2 tbsp honey and 1 small deseeded green chilli. Beat the mixture till it turns creamy and use it instantly.
3. Maple Butter
Maple butter will make your pancakes taste a lot better. Beat half cup maple syrup of your choice with 1 cup of softened butter. Refrigerate it for around half an hour and it is good to use on pancakes, French toast, waffles etc.
(Also Read: How to Make Butter at Home and Spruce it Up)
4. Garlic Butter
Melt and whip 1 cup butter till it turns soft and mushy. Saute 4-5 chopped garlic cloves. Let it cool down to room temperature and add to the melted butter. Put the butter in a mould or bowl or pour over the cling wrap and shape it however you want. Refrigerate it for few hours to get your flavourful garlic butter.
5. Lemon Butter
Usually, lemon butter is mixed with eggs. To make it, boil water in a large vessel, place a smaller vessel over it. Pour one cup butter on it, add 2 eggs, juice of 2 lemons, 1 cup sugar and stir well. Let the mixture heat till it thickens and turns into a paste.
If you don't want the butter with eggs and want it to be sour rather than sweet, simply add juice of half lemon, a pinch of sugar to the beaten butter and refrigerate.
Try these superb flavoured butter recipes and add an extra punch of flavours to your meals.
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