Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Basil butter

One of the things I whipped up for the dinner on Saturday night was Basil butter. It barely rates a post, being so very simple, but is a lovely addition to any dinner, so I guess worth sharing.

Basil butter

100g salted butter
8 basil leaves

Heat the butter in a small saucepan until only just melted: do not allow to boil! If you don't have a small mixer/blender, finely chop (or grind in mortar) the basil leaves and add to the butter. Spoon into a soft iceblock tray and place in freezer until cold and stiff. Pop out of mould and serve, ideally with fresh hot bread. This herb butter can be made with any fresh herbs.

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