Brown Butter Spread

EASE OF PREPARATION:  Easy, Moderate, Complex


  • 2 sticks butter (16 tablespoons, 8 ounces or 1 cup)


  • Melt half the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • It will begin to foam as the water in the butter evaporates.
  • Gently swirl the pot, letting the foam settle. 
  • Continue to heat over low heat until it foams a second time and begins to brown.
  • Watch it carefully allowing the solids on the bottom to turn a deep golden brown.
  • Immediately pour into a bowl to cool and prevent further browning.
  • Cool to room temperature, this will take several hours or even overnight.
  • Place the other half of the butter into a stand-up mixer and whip it together with the cooled brown butter. 
  • Make sure to include the brown sediment that settles to the bottom of the brown butter.
  • Scoop into a small bowl. 
  • Serve with freshly baked bread for one of the all time great flavour treats!

Yield:  ½ cup