Monday, April 8, 2013

Browned Butter-How to

Ok so...I'm not the first person to do a post about how to brown butter.
But that's OK.

Just in case you are one of those people out there who doesn't know how to brown butter (or *gasp* don't know what it is!) this post is for you! If you don't know what it is, here's a great sum up from Ambitious Kitchen:
"Basically unsalted butter is melted in a saucepan which separates the butter and milk. The milk from the butter sinks to the bottom of the pan, which essentially browns and turns a caramel color. The french call is beurre noisette, which translates to hazelnut butter. I believe it’s called this because once the butter is brown, it gives off a nutty aroma."
And food made with it becomes something magical. I'm a seriously obsessed girl. I'll brown butter in virtually anything and everything. Here comes the tutorial:

Browned Butter-How to
All you need is unsalted butter, a whisk, and a saucepan (preferably one with a lighter color, so you can more easily see the little flecks of browned butter). Take the called upon amount of butter, cut it up, and place it in the saucepan over medium heat. Let melt.
Browned Butter-How to
 Once it melts you want to whisk constantly. It will initially foam up...
Browned Butter-How to
 ...then it will become golden and bubbly. Keep on whisking until...
Browned Butter-How to
little brown flecks form at the bottom and you have a gorgeous amber color! Remove from heat and continue whisking, I also advise you pour it into a bowl or some such to keep it from burning. Then use in your recipe.
Browned Butter-How to
Browned Butter Dark Chocolate and Marshmallow Cookies
And gaze at the gorgeous little flecks that may show up, like in the above cookies, and moan over the ecstasy that is the nutty, complex flavor of browned butter.

Voila! There! Easy peasy, right? GO FORTH AND USE BROWN BUTTER!

Some recipes on the blog featuring browned butter












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