Compound butter is just a fancy name for butter with added ingredients. Savory compound butters are often filled with herbs and spices and are paired with warm bread or served over grilled steak. Sweet compound butters may have maple syrup or fresh berries stirred in and are the perfect companion for warm waffles and muffins. Compound butters are best made a day in advance, so if you’re hosting a dinner party this helps get one item of your prep list early.
Pair this butter with a loaf of artisan bread from a local bakery and make it your own with herbs and spices you’re using in other dishes for the meal.