butter is good.
brown butter is better.
that's really all you need to know.
everyone should know how to make it. consider it a life lesson up there with homemade pie crust.
brown butter takes cookies, home baked quick breads, brownies, and even popcorn, up a flavour notch to a nutty, toasted, deepened heavenly flavour.
How to Brown Butter
unsalted butter, sliced into tablespoon sized slices.
heat a thick-bottomed skillet on medium heat. add the butter whisking frequently. continue to cook the butter.
once melted the butter will foam up a bit, then subside. watch carefully as lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. smell the butter; it should have a nutty aroma. remove from heat and place on a cool surface to help stop the butter from cooking further and perhaps burning.
use browned butter immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for future use.
courtesy: simply recipes