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Delicious Compound Butter Recipes

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

3 (compound butters)

Compound butter is a beautiful, beautiful thing. It’s softened, unsalted butter creamed together with herbs, spice blends, or other ingredients of your choosing. You can use the butter on anything! It’s so good melted on vegetables, as a spread on crackers, bread, sandwiches, etc., or even on baked goods. These butter recipes are going to be your new favorite (and easy) things to make).

compound butter recipes on cutting board

What is compound butter?

Mixtures of butter and supplementary ingredients make flavorful, delicious combinations that are versatile for just about everything. These types of butter are used to enhance the flavor in dishes, eat on bread or veggies, and really just act as kind of like a sauce.

Why you’ll love these compound butter recipes:

  • Easy: In just 10-minutes you can whip up any of these flavorful butter recipes 
  • Versatile: As I said, use this butter on anything you’d normally put butter on 
  • Endless Opportunities: Make sweet and savory flavor combinations, or just one or the other, the options are endless and you can go far beyond just the recipes that I’ve included here 

Ingredient Notes: 

Butter: Use butter, not margarine here and make sure you soften it prior to using it. Aka leave it out on the counter until it’s room temperature. 

Spices & Herbs: Use fresh or dried and play with the combinations to find your favorite flavor profile. These kinds of butter can be a fantastic addition to just about anything. 

Nuts: Throw nuts in the mix or on top for a little crunch to your recipes. 

compound butter recipes on cutting board

How to make compound butter:

Note the below are to make all three recipes, you can choose to just make one, two, or all three!

  1. In a small bowl combine softened butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh oregano. Whisk until combined. Top with fresh oregano to serve. 
  2. In another small bowl combine softened butter, honey, orange juice, and fresh rosemary. Whisk until combined. Top with orange zest to serve.
  3. In the last small bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined. Top with chopped pecans to serve.

Sliced homemade bread next to compound butter on cutting board

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

How do you make the compound butter into rolls? To make your compound butter into rolls, after whisking, place onto parchment paper and form a cylinder shape. Gently roll the cylinder over to completely cover the parchment paper. Lightly roll to create a uniform shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. (For the cinnamon-sugar butter, refrigerate slightly, unwrap and roll in chopped pecans and refrigerate again). To serve, unwrap and cut the ends off to create a clean cylinder. 

Serving: Serve your butter with any of your favorite bread, muffins, biscuits, or croissants! It’s absolutely delicious with our homemade brioche! *see recipe

Storage: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 4 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

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Delicious Compound Butter Recipes

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 (compound butters) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These easy and delicious compound butter recipes are so flavorful and a great way to turn ordinary butter into something that is jaw-droppingly delicious.


Ingredients

Scale

Garlic & Herb

¼ cup softened butter

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

1 tsp fresh oregano (chopped)

Honey, Orange & Rosemary

¼ cup softened butter

1 ½ tsp honey

2 tsp fresh orange juice

1 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)

½ tsp orange zest

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon

¼ cup softened butter

1 tbsp brown sugar

¾ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup pecans (chopped)


Instructions

In a small bowl combine softened butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh oregano. Whisk until combined. Top with fresh oregano to serve. 

In another small bowl combine softened butter, honey, orange juice, and fresh rosemary. Whisk until combined. Top with orange zest to serve.

In the last small bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined. Top with chopped pecans to serve.


Notes

To make your compound butter into rolls, after whisking, place onto parchment paper and form a cylinder shape. Gently roll the cylinder over to completely cover the parchment paper. Lightly roll to create a uniform shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. (For the cinnamon-sugar butter, refrigerate slightly, unwrap and roll in chopped pecans and refrigerate again). To serve, unwrap and cut the ends off to create a clean cylinder. 

Get creative and add your favourite flavours into your compound butter! Sweet or savoury! The possibilities are endless!

Serve your butter with any of your favourite bread, muffins, biscuits or croissants! It’s absolutely delicious with our homemade brioche! *see recipe

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 4 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 Compound Butters
  • Calories: 486
  • Sugar: 3.3g
  • Sodium: 7.4mg
  • Fat: 52.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 29.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.6g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg

Keywords: garlic, herb, best, bread

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