A step-by-step post on How To Brown Butter! By slowly browning milk solids in butter the result is a nutty flavorful butter. Use in sweet or savory recipes!
Okay my friends, if you haven’t made brown butter… what is wrong with you? Jusssst kidding.
No but really, why not? It may sound a little intense: the whole browning of milk solids, but truly it’s the most amazing thing. Whether you use it in cookies, pancakes, pasta or cake, it will NEVER let you down.
I promise you, it’s as simple as cooking the milk solids that’s in the butter until they are a deep golden and, well… brown.
I’ve gone ahead a took step-by-step photos just to show you how simple it really is. Because, sometimes photos of the process will take away the apprehension. I know it helps me 🙂
Drop butter into a skillet over medium heat.
Let it melt.
You’ll start to notice the change in color. That is the glorious magic of browning butter.
Pull it off right when it reaches a deep amber color.
Now if you’re in need of recipes that call this golden butter, go to the top of this blog and type “brown butter” into the search bar. You’ll find PLENTY of recipes to choose from like this Roasted Acorn Squash recipe.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- Add butter to a stainless or nonstick skillet. Darn skillets are NOT ideal as it's hard to tell if the butter is browning.
- Heat over medium, stirring often. It will bubble and foam.
- Remove the skillet off of the heat once it turns a deep golden brown.
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