• Brown butter loaf with brown butter frosting (Chris Middleton)
Whether by accident or on purpose (don't worry, we believe you), turning up the heat on your butter makes for a delicious discovery.
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1 Jan 2018 - 2:23 PM  UPDATED 8 Jan 2018 - 11:59 AM

Note: Burnt (or brown) butter can be easy to spoil. Be sure to pay close attention when making.

1. Brown butter loaf with brown butter frosting

If you can't get enough of the nutty taste of burnt butter, then this cake's for you. Baked with a combo of flour and almond meal, it's moist but not too dense, and topped with a cream cheese brown butter frosting - delish! 

Brown butter loaf with brown butter frosting

2. Fig tart with brown butter anglaise

Looking somewhat like a giant crème brûlée, this tart is topped with sweet, gooey figs and a burnt butter vanilla cream for a rich, decadent dessert.

3. Brown butter pecan shortbread fingers

The pecans and burnt butter give this slice a delightful nutty flavour that's addictive. Even better; it's an easy 'melt'n'mix' recipe, that only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

Brown butter pecan shortbread fingers

4. Lemon madeleines

These shell-shaped French cakes taste like they'd be a lot of hard work, but really, they're so simple. The burnt butter gives them a nutty flavour that pairs beautifully with the lemon and vanilla, perfect to enjoy with a cuppa.

5. Apricot and brown butter shortcakes 

These simple and buttery little cakes are perfect to whip up when you need a sweet hit in the afternoon. Serve right from the oven for that melt-in-your-mouth bliss.

Apricot and vanilla brown butter shortcakes

6. Sour cherry clafoutis

So easy, and so good, Poh Ling Yeow describes this French cake as her culinary 'wing-man' - ideal for date night when it's your turn to cook. The top forms a delicious crust over the burnt butter, Frangelico and cherry filling. Too good.

7. Pumpkin cappellacci with bergamot

Making your own pasta will trump the packaged version any day of the week, and to top it all off, this cappellacci from Food Safari Earth is served with a beautiful sage brown butter.

Pumpkin cappellacci with bergamot

8. Brown crabs in beer with brown butter mayonnaise

Load a board up with the fresh crab, the nutty brown butter mayo and some slices of good bread and enjoy a taste of Norway's 'Krabbefest' (with plenty of cold beer, of course), the perfect summer nights' meal.

Brown crabs in beer

10. Steamed sugarloaf cabbage with lemon and burnt butter

Unleash the power of cabbage by soaking it in a spice-loaded brown butter dressing. Who knew that popping cabbage in a frying pan and half burning it could be so delicious! 

Steamed sugarloaf cabbage with lemon an dburnt butter

11. Fatteh with hummus

This recipe is a popular breakfast dish all over the Levant and is a great dish to have on hand on a hot summer's night as it's light and easy. Serve it individually or on a large platter for everyone to share, mezza-style.

Fatteh with hummus: it's the breakfast of champions in the Levant region.

12. Pumpkin gnocchi with marsala, capers and sage

Light and fluffy, the pumpkin gives this gnocchi a savoury, earthy flavour. The main trick when making gnocchi is to work swiftly, gently, and be prepared to judge the right amount of flour. Boom!

13. New Zealand hunter's pie

If comfort food is the name of your game then have a crack at this hearty pie from our brothers across the ditch. Brimming with meat, veggies and a burnt butter garnish, there's plenty of flavour to go around.

14. King prawns with spiced honey, butter and crispy capers

Does it get more Aussie than a prawn off the barbie? We didn't think so, either. The brown butter sauce adds a slightly salty, slightly sweet complexion to the prawns that'll have you reaching for more. 

15. Pumpkin tortellini with sage butter

Not just a handy way to use up leftover pumpkin, this simple yet stunning pasta sits in a fresh and vibrant brown butter and sage sauce, which you'll keep trying to scoop up more of.

Brand-new series Food Safari Earth airs Thursdays at 8pm on SBS then on SBS On Demand. For recipes and more visit the program site right here. #FoodSafari 

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