Making herb butter is really easy. I'm sure many of you already know how to make your very own herb butter with your favourite herbs. There's nothing more satisfying than using your own herbs from your garden to make the herb butter which can be used to toast bread, for roasting, salads and cooking. Here are a few recipes, you may change or add any favourite herb.
Thymes, Sage and Coriander Herb Butter
125gm butter, softened
1 tbsp chopped fresh thymes
1 tsp chopped fresh sage
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
a piece of parchment or baking paper
Step 1 : Wash, drain and pat dry the herbs.
Step 2 : Chop herbs to small bits.
Step 3 : Mix the chopped herbs to the softened butter till evenly mixed.
Step 4 : Place the herb butter on a big piece of parchment or baking paper.
Step 5 : Roll it up and twist both ends. Leave it in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to firm up.
Step 6 : When firmed, take it out from the fridge and cut to small rolls, place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
This is my favourite! The aroma is fantastic!
125gm butter, softened
6 medium clove garlic (if small, use 8)
3 tablespoons olive oil
a piece of aluminium foil for wrapping
Step 1 : Place garlic (do not remove skin) on a piece of aluminium foil. Drizzle the olive oil all over the garlic. Wrap it up like a parcel, twisting the top tightly. Bake in the oven at 190 degree C for 45 minutes. (The smell is fantastic!). Remove from oven and leave till completely cool.
Step 2 : When cool, remove skin. Do not discard the excess oil in the aluminium foil. I usually keep it and use for cooking, it smells really wonderful!
Step 3 : Use the back of a spoon to mash it to a paste.
Step 4 : Mix it to the softened butter and stir till evenly mixed. Follow the steps to wrap, freeze and storing, same as above.
This garlic butter is absolutely delicious with toasted bread. I would spread some of this aromatic butter on a piece of bread and toast it till marvelously crispy.
Variation : You may add about 1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary leaves and use this when roasting chicken or baked potatoes. Yummy!
Do you spread butter on a piece of bread, then toast it, or do you toast your bread, then spread butter over it? Which one do you prefer? ....