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Flavoured Butter Recipe

This yummy flavoured butter from 'Jamie's Christmas' which you might find on YouTube. Originally it was on a DVD - but the good old DVD is now, pretty much a thing of the past.

Thyme, cumin and orange flavoured butter
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Thyme, cumin and orange go perfectly with carrots - just add a slice to cooked carrots.

Flavoured butter is good at any time of the year but especially at Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year. You might also like Chestnut, Bacon and Sage Flavoured Butter which is perfect with Brussels spouts.

For this recipe you will need:

  • Greaseproof paper - a large sheet say 12x10 inches
  • 250g pack unsalted butter - at room temperature
  • a small bunch of fresh thyme - leaves only
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • zest of 1 orange  

How to make Flavoured Butter - Jamie Oliver

Wash the thyme stalks in hot water for about 20 seconds. When cool enough to handle, strip the leaves off all the stalks and put them into a bowl with your pack of butter, cumin seeds and orange zest.

Leave the butter to soften. Once it has, mix the lot together thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

You could of course put the lot into a food processor, but it's really easy to mix when the butter has softened.

Butter softened with added thyme, cumin and orange

Lay your sheet of greaseproof paper out on the worktop with the widest side top and bottom. You can run your hand under the cold tap and smear it over the paper if it won't behave and lay flat.

Dry your hands and then put the butter in the centre and spread it out in an oblong and wrap and roll it up like a Christmas cracker by twisting the ends.

Butter on greaseproof paper

Pop it into the fridge to set. When it has you can unroll it and slice it into thick slices.

Can you Freeze Flavoured Butter?

Yes, no worries, just roll it back up pop it into a freezer bag and you have flavoured butter long after Christmas! It'll keep for a good few months, ready to use when you need it.

Flavoured butter rolled in greaseproof paper

Thyme, Cumin and Orange Flavoured Butter Recipe

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flavoured butter recipe, thyme, cumin, orange, Jamie Oliver
Butter
English
Yield: 250g
Author: Jan Bennett
Flavoured Butter

Flavoured Butter

Thyme, cumin and orange flavoured butter - also known as compound butter. Pop into the freezer and slice a bit off as you need it!
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • Greaseproof paper - 12x10 inches
  • 250g pack unsalted butter - softened
  • a small bunch of fresh thyme
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • zest of 1 orange

Instructions

  1. Wash the thyme stalks in hot water for about 20 seconds. When cool enough to handle, strip the leaves off all the stalks and put them into a bowl with your pack of butter, cumin seeds and orange zest.
  2. Leave the butter to soften. Once it has, mix the lot together thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Lay your sheet of greaseproof paper out on the worktop with the widest side top and bottom. You can run your hand under the cold tap and smear it over the paper if it won't behave and lay flat.
  4. Dry your hands and then put the butter in the centre and spread it out in an oblong and wrap and roll it up like a Christmas cracker by twisting the ends.
  5. Pop it into the fridge to set. When it has you can unroll it and slice it into thick slices. Roll it back up pop it into a freezer bag and you have flavoured butter long after Christmas!
  6. It'll keep for a good few months, ready to use when you need it.
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