We all know that butter is amazing. It’s the best. Add it to anything, and it instantly improves.
The only thing better than butter is browned butter. Imagine the difference between a boiled steak and a seared steak. They both taste like steak…but the one with the brown crusty bits tastes phenomenally better than the one that was boiled. Browning anything (steak, vegetables, butter) brings out the kind of flavor that makes an impact.
With butter, the parts that we brown are the milk solids. Butter is made up of water, fat (sometimes called ghee), and milk solids. If we melt the butter and then let it cook until the milk solids are brown, then we have browned butter!
Browned butter is what I use in my Pecan Pie as well as the Rice Krispie Treats at Hurley House. One bite, and you will taste the difference.
In the video below, I will walk you through the process. It is not difficult. You only need to know what to look for and how to know when it is done. I hope you enjoy!