Brown butter is generally used to increase the flavor of cakes, ice cream and pastas. With the easy recipe given in this article, learn how to make brown butter.

How To Make Brown Butter

With its nutty brown color, toasty smell and caramel flavor, brown butter enriches the taste many a lip smacking pastas, cakes, ice cream and even soups. Even for custards and cakes, the butter serves as a kind of seasoning. You will now wonder what brown butter is. It is essentially the molten state of butter, which is heated to a certain temperature, as to give it the nutty brown color. Generally, unsalted butter, in its molten form, is used to make brown butter, which is used in the form of a condiment. With the instructions given in the following lines, you will know how to make brown butter.
Brown Butter Recipe
Things Required 
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Heavy Saucepan
  • Knife 
  • Cut unsalted butter into small cubes. In the mean time, heat a heavy saucepan over medium flame.
  • When the saucepan gets optimally heated, put the butter cubes in it. Melt the butter over medium heat.
  • After all the cubes melt, stir them well, with the help of a wooden spatula. While doing this, it is advisable to swirl the pan periodically, to make sure that the butter doesn't burn.
  • As the butter melts, it would give a nutty smell, revealing that it is about to turn brown. After you have achieved the desired brown shade for the butter, remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Remove the butter from saucepan and transfer it to another container, to let it cool down completely. 
Recipe Making Use Of Brown Butter
Brown Butter Fudge
  • 4 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 7 oz Evaporated Milk
  • ½ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Nuts, chopped (optional) 
  • Heat a saucepan over medium flame. Melt unsalted butter in the saucepan, while stirring it continuously.
  • Monitor the melted butter and make sure that it doesn’t scorch at the bottom of the saucepan.
  • When the color of the butter turns nutty brown and it starts smelling toasty, add evaporated milk, corn syrup and sugar to it. Stir well, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Continue stirring the mixture over medium flame, until it reaches a soft-ball consistency. You may check the temperature of the mixture using a candy thermometer.
  • Once the desired consistency is reached, remove the mixture from heat and transfer it into a container. Allow it to cool for about 45 minutes, until it is warm to touch.
  • After cooling the mixture, place it in a mixing bowl and beat it well, using a hand-held mixer.
  • Beat the mixture until it becomes thick and creamy. The mixture should eventually loose its shine, to become fudge-like.
  • Blend the fudge well, stir in vanilla extract and nuts.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with a thin aluminum foil. Grease the prepared pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
  • Transfer the fudge into the pan and smooth it into an even layer.
  • Allow the fudge to set at room temperature, before refrigerating it.
  • Keep the fudge in the refrigerator, for about half an hour. Once the fudge is well set, cut it into small squares. Serve the fudge at room temperature.

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