butter recipes

Mashed Potatoes & Clouds
Mashed Potatoes & Clouds - December 3, 2014

Mashed potatoes with a special twist - buttery peaks and cloud-like potatoes, saffron garlic butter, toasted almonds, coriander, and a sesame sprinkle.

How to Make Ghee
How to Make Ghee - August 13, 2014

I make homemade ghee from good butter every few weeks. It's a process I enjoy, and it yields one of my favorite cooking mediums. For those of you who might be unfamiliar, ghee is an unsalted butter that has had the milk solids removed after separating from the butterfat, resulting in beautiful, golden, pure fat with an unusually high smoking point.

A Good Winter Salad
A Good Winter Salad - December 1, 2013

A simple salad made with crunchy lettuces, a garlicky, melted lemon butter dressing, and shaved endives, delicata squash, avocados, and pepitas.

Whole Bean Vanilla Cookies
Whole Bean Vanilla Cookies - July 18, 2012

Snappy, small, fragrant, vanilla wafer cookies made with a whole vanilla pod. The entire thing!

Blueberry Lemon Verbena Pie
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Pie - June 1, 2012

A heads up about a recipe I've done for Nikole Herriott's new For the Love of Pie series. My contribution: Blueberry Lemon Verbena Pie.

Brown Butter Tortelli
Brown Butter Tortelli - October 3, 2010

A few more Rome pics & a simple pasta dish made from ricotta-stuffed tortelli tossed with brown butter balsamic sauce, arugula, pecorino cheese, and lemon zest.

Buttermilk Squash Soup
Buttermilk Squash Soup - July 6, 2010

A nice way to use up a good amount of summer squash. This soup is a soft, pastel shade of yellow, and aside from a hint of tang from the buttermilk, is quite mild in flavor. I finish it with a cumin brown butter drizzle that punches right through the creaminess, and plenty of chopped chives.

Maple Syrup Scones
Maple Syrup Scones - March 15, 2009

Maple syrup scones sweetened with a hint of maple syrup. Big flakes of sugar meld into a sweet, crackly top crust, and the whole wheat pastry flour makes them beautifully tender.

Chile Lime Tequila Popcorn
Chile Lime Tequila Popcorn - February 22, 2009

Fresh popcorn is tossed with melted butter, lime juice, jalapeno peppers, red pepper flakes, cumin and a splash of tequila.

Sante's Hermit Cookies
Sante's Hermit Cookies - December 17, 2008

My friend Sante shared his hermit recipe with me - a simple, drop-style, spice cookie loaded with tiny currants, chopped walnuts, and finished with a bit of icing.

Swedish Rye Cookies
Swedish Rye Cookies - December 11, 2008

Powder-kissed and pretty, these Swedish Rye cookies are perfect for holiday cookie enthusiasts who are after a not-too-sweet, shortbread-style butter cookie.

Fantasy-ish Fudge
Fantasy-ish Fudge - December 9, 2008

My take on the classic fantasy fudge recipe - made with Scharffen Berger chocolate, butter (not margarine) , and organic cane sugar.

Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies
Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies - August 28, 2008

Chocolate stuffed sandwich cookie recipe made with a poppy-flecked brown sugar dough.

A Quartet of Compound Butters
A Quartet of Compound Butters - August 8, 2006

A quartet of vibrant, colorful, and unique compound butter recipes - Smoked Paprika, Dry Desert Lime, Raw Serrano, and Dehydrated Strawberry.