Brown butter is a secret weapon in every baker’s arsenal. Known for its nutty flavour and scent, browned butter is incredibly easy, and this small extra step can deepen the flavour of just about anything. It’s the kind of thing that will have your family wondering why suddenly your usual brownies taste so much better. So let’s not keep them waiting; here are a handful of brown-butter recipes that will have them coming back for seconds.
Add the quantity of butter that your recipe calls for into a saucepan over medium-high heat. When it starts to sizzle and turn frothy white, give it a stir (you’ll notice bubbles forming at the bottom of the pan).
Keep stirring as the bubbles turn golden brown, filling the air with a delicious nutty smell. The moment you see bits of brown in your liquid butter, immediately remove from the heat—because browning can easily turn to burning—and that’s it!
You’ve successfully browned butter.