Easy Thyme and Shallot Flavored Butter

2 cups heavy cream                                       
1 shallot, finely minced
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
1 small chili pepper, remove seeds and finely minced
Pinch kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper


1.      Pour 2 cups heavy cream in a food processor. Put the lid on, and process.  The cream will go through various stages, from soft to silky whipped cream, and later it will become a firmer cream. At the last stage, the butter is yellow and has separated itself from the milk which is now, buttermilk. The process is working.
2.      Drain the butter from buttermilk. You can reserve the buttermilk for other uses in frig. While the butter is draining, mince the shallot, thyme, and chili pepper.  
3.      Once the butter has drained, transfer it to a bowl, add your chopped ingredients, a pinch of salt and pepper and mix everything up. Transfer the butter mixture to wax paper and roll to form a log.  Wrap tight, on each end, label it if you are going to freeze it.
Thyme Shallot Flavored Butter


There is an endless list of ingredients that can be used to make savory and sweet butters. Once you have the process down, the rest is easy.  You can create many flavored butters for breads, seafood, steak, and many other dishes.


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