Compound butter recipe: Porcini-shallot and orange-honey demos (VIDEO).

Add Stuff to Your Butter, Roll It in a Log, and Impress Everyone (Video)

Add Stuff to Your Butter, Roll It in a Log, and Impress Everyone (Video)

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April 28 2015 10:10 AM

Add Stuff to Your Butter, Roll It in a Log, and Impress Everyone

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Here at Slate, we’ve never been afraid to get crazy with butter. We’ve ranked it.  We’ve clarified it. We’ve frozen it. We’ve put it in coffee. But we’ve never combined it with porcini mushrooms and rolled it into a log—until now.

Bryan Lowder, entertainer extraordinaire, relies on compound butter to make his dinner parties just a little more elegant and a lot more flavorful. The great thing about compound butter, though, is that it’s so easy to make that you don’t have to save it for special occasions—virtually any dish you’d normally serve with butter will taste better with compound butter. For two recipes—one sweet, one savory—and tips for obtaining perfect medallions of compound butter, watch above.

L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.

J. Bryan Lowder is a Slate associate editor and the editor of Outward. He covers life, culture, and LGBTQ issues.

Christian Lesperance is a freelance video producer and editor working with Slate. Check out more of his work here.

Grace Na is a freelance producer/editor for Slate. You can see more of her work here.