Compound Butter

A quick and easy way to add flavor to food.

Creating flavored butters is a quick and easy way to add a burst of flavor to your food. Compound butters can be kept refrigerated for several days. They can also be frozen for several months by being wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in plastic freezer bags.

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    Put the butter into a small mixing bowl, and let it warm up to room temperature, usually about 30 minutes to an hour.

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    Once the butter is at room temperature, add your flavor-focused ingredients to the butter.

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    Mix in the ingredients by hand until thoroughly combined.

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    Place the butter mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and then fold the parchment paper over the butter.

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    Roll the paper into a cylinder and twist the ends shut. Then refrigerate the butter mixture until firm.

Practice your compound butter making skills with these popular recipes:

Challenge Butter Recipe - Blue Cheese Butter

Blue Cheese Butter

Rich and delicious, this butter makes steak melt in your mouth. The flavorful punch of blue cheese will get the juices flowing and are sure to impress.

Challenge Butter Recipe - Strawberry Butter

Strawberry Butter

Take your toast, bagels, muffins, pancakes, and waffles to new heights with this delicious flavored butter made with fresh strawberries.

Challenge Butter Recipe - Wasabi Butter

Wasabi Butter

Add moisture and depth to your fish. This Asian-inspired flavored butter creates a zen-like balance between the heat of wasabi and the mellow tones of butter.