Even though butter holds a negative reputation in the world of fitness enthusiasts, when used in moderate quantities, it can be a delicious way to add a lot of flavour and richness to your food. It is made of milk and has vitamin D and calcium in it, which are important for bone growth and strength.
There has been a recent trend on social media of chefs and amateur cooks adding all kinds of different flavors to ordinary salted butter to make unique and interesting creations that mix well with savory, sweet, spicy, and umami dishes.
Here is the list of some unusual kinds of butter which you may or may not like-
Butter made from popcorn
Every film watching experience is incomplete without a tub of buttery, cheesy popcorn, but this popcorn-flavored butter takes it to the next level. This spread is created by combining salted, freshly-popped popcorn with unsalted butter. Alternately, you can add a bit of chaat masala, a pinch of chili powder, and a dash of haldi to a blender along with the butter. This can be combined with boiling corn or it can be eaten with roti or paranthas.
Prepared with blueberry, strawberry, and blackberry compote, this fruit butter is a delightful and tempting combination of sweet, tangy, and salty flavours. Add one cup of the fruit to one stick of room-temperature butter and thoroughly combine it using a high-speed mixer. Keep it in the refrigerator and spread a teespoon of butter on your favourite savoury-sweet french toast, pancakes, muffins, or pound cake.
Pumpkin flavoured butter
While pumpkin spice may have recently gained fame in the western countries, it has a devoted following all around the globe. If you want to get extra creative to include this spice blend into food, try making pumpkin spice-flavoured butter. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove powder are combined with roasted red pumpkin puree and melted butter at a fast speed. If necessary, add more spices to the butter. Spread this butter on a baguette or bagel while sipping your coffee or tea.
This dessert butter is simple and fast to prepare. This flavoured butter can be used on a variety of foods, but the best way to enjoy it is on basic toast or cake. Due to the fact that chocolate butter contains just two components, it is essential to utilise high-quality chocolate. Dark and rich cocoa powder is incorporated into the butter until there are no coco powder streaks or clumps. To enhance the flavour of chocolate, add some melted dark chocolate into the butter. If you are feeling experimental, you may add other flavours to your chocolate butter, such as salted caramel, toffee, or coffee, to make it spectacular.
Herb and garlic butter
The combination of garlic's flavour with the saltiness and smoothness of butter is wonderful. Use confit or roasted garlic next time you make this traditional flavoured butter. To make garlic confit, slowly simmer a handful of cleaned garlic cloves in olive oil for many hours, until they become soft and mushy. Herbs such as chopped parsley, green onions, dried thyme, and rosemary will give the butter a fresh flavour. Instead of salted butter, use unsalted butter and a bit of salt to adjust the flavour. Use this butter to baste steaks and other grilled meats, or spread it on toast, sprinkle with cheese, and cook until golden brown.