Making compound butter is easy as can be and it delivers flavor galore. I love making garlic compound butter with my homemade garlic bread seasoning and using it to make garlic bread and crostini.
This recipe is a big hit with all of my family. And I dream about the flavors of the garlic bread seasoning mix sometimes. It goes on roasted vegetables, meat, bread, in soups, tops potatoes and so much more. You can use it for just about anything
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Garlic compound butter
Making compound butter is simple and it infuses the flavors you add to the butter and lets them marry together. My sister and I came up with this recipe for the seasoning mix when we got together for the holidays and we’ve both been using it on everything since.
Using fresh garlic in compound butter can be good, but if you want to store it for a while in the fridge, the garlic powder in this mix stores a little longer. In my opinion all garlic is good and there’s no wrong way to use it.
Garlic herb compound butter
The herbs we added to the garlic powder mixture makes the bread. There is nothing like it. It’s better than anything I’ve had anywhere. I like to use it on a whole loaf of French bread that I slice part way through so it stays together in a loaf. Then spread the garlic compound butter into each cut and bake the whole loaf.
I also like to slice thin slices from the loaf, top it with garlic compound butter and toast it to make little crostini. They are different and both good.
Seasoning bread takes it from plain to overflowing with flavor. It goes with soup, as a meal with a little parmesan or mozzarella on top, can be cut into cubes and toasted for croutons and more. Can you imagine these little flavor bombs floating in your soup or on top of a salad? It’s just an easy little step to improve the flavor of what you’re eating and make it more fun to eat at home.
Garlic bread in air fryer
Since I got my air fryer, I’ve been making everything in it. It makes the best and crispiest toast. The crostini that I make it there is far better than any I’ve ever made. You can also toast your bread in a toaster oven, regular oven, convection oven or toast it first in the toaster and then spread the butter on and let it melt.
How to make garlic butter
Now to make the garlic butter spread. You need butter at room temperature to make compound butter. Not melted, not cold. Then measure out the amount you want to make. For 4 tablespoons of softened butter, you can add between 1 tablespoon and 4 tablespoons of the garlic bread seasoning.
I like 4, but I really like herbs. If you are less into herbs, use the smallest amount, and then take a taste of it and see what you think. If you refrigerate it for a few hours, the flavors will marry together better and it will taste even better. Then you’ll have to resoften it when you’re ready to spread of course.
Rich, savory, compound butter for bread, potatoes, steaks and more.
- 4 T softened butter
- 4 T garlic bread seasoning mix
Mix butter and mix and let sit at least an hour
Spread on bread at room temperature and toast until edgesare browned.
For more homemade flavoring ideas, check out these homemade spice mixes and extracts.