How to Make Brown Butter

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How to Make Brown Butter …aka liquid gold! The perfect way to take any recipe up a notch.

Brown Butter is one of those things (like yeast) that seems scary, but once you know what you’re looking for is easy to make! It is made by cooking unsalted butter and turning the milk solids brown, while cooking out the water. The flavor is richer, has a nutty aroma and is more intense in flavor than regular butter.

You can use brown butter anytime a recipe calls for melted butter. My personal favorite way to use it is when baking. I’ve been perfecting the perfect chocolate chip cookie for the past year and think I finally nailed it! I’m going to be sharing the recipe later this week. :)

How to Make Brown Butter ...aka liquid gold! The perfect way to take any recipe up a notch.

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How to Make Brown Butter

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat (preferably a lighter colored pan, don’t use black). Add cubed butter and allow to melt.
  2. Once melted, you’re going to cook it for around 2 more minutes. This is when the magic happens. To prevent the butter from sticking to your pan, make sure to swirl it around. You don’t want to use a spoon. And don’t even think about leaving the room, you need to keep a close eye on the butter.
  3. Keep swirling… at this point the butter should start popping and that’s just the moisture escaping.
  4. The butter should start to foam around the 2 minute mark and you’ll just keep swirling. Once the the pan starts to collect golden flecks (do not let them turn black) on the bottom, the butter turns a golden amber color and puts off a nutty aroma, you’ll know it’s done. Take the pan off the heat immediately, so that it does not burn and let sit just a minute.
  5. Once your butter has turned the perfect golden/amber/brown pour into a bowl to stop the browning process and set aside until ready to use. It will keep in the refrigerator up to one week.

Step by step tutorial on how to make Brown Butter. Brown Butter is the perfect way to take any recipe up a notch. Aka liquid gold!

Browning the butter is all about the timing, swirling the pan, watching for the amber color and smelling the for the nutty aroma.

Recipes to make with Brown Butter

Chcocolate Chip Cookies made with Brown Butter... learn how to Make Brown Butter, aka liquid gold! The perfect way to take any recipe up a notch.

Looking for some recipe to make with brown butter? Here is my absolute favorite brown butter chocolate chip cookies. Until then, check out these delicious recipes:

Delicious recipes to make with brown butter. Brown Butter is the perfect way to take any recipe up a notch. Aka liquid gold!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Randi @ A Fresh-Squeezed Life posted on April 19, 2017 at 12:06 am (#
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    My boyfriends browns butter and then pops popcorn in it. It’s ridiculously good! The cookies sounds amazing!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm (#
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      That sounds divine! I’m definitely going to have to give it a try. :)

  2. Gail Plaskiewicz posted on April 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm (#
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    I’ve made brown butter quite by accident actually. I loves the smell and the taste. I love it the best over hot, just popped on the stove, popcorn! Yum! I like how you said to do it so I am going to try that too!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm (#
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      Ive never tried it over popcorn, definitely going to try that this weekend!