For those of you who have never attempted to brown butter or make anything with browned butter, let me be the first to tell you that you are missing out! Something magical happens when you let butter get all golden and fragrant! And the best part is you only need butter!
So, here’s how you do it. Grab a stick of butter and place it in a small saucepan over low heat. Once it’s completely melted, swirl the pan every 30 seconds or so and let it slowly brown. After a few minutes of babysitting, you’ll notice the milk solids start to brown up and then voila! It’s done! Try not to let it sit on the stove top unattended because it only takes a few seconds from going to perfect to burnt. And burnt butter is not quite the flavor profile we’re going for.
There are lots of different browned butter recipes you can find on bhg.com, but I thought I’d turn mine into frosting! The Browned Butter Frosting recipe I used makes a sweet, creamy and flavorful frosting–it basically tastes like a cross between maple and walnut. So yummy!
You can frost any sort of sweet treats with this, so I decided to make this simple white cake. It’s easy and fast to whip up and I had all the ingredients on hand. Bonus!
If you’d like to make some browned butter frosting, be sure to check out the recipe here. Enjoy!
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