Herb butters

Ingredients

For the sage and apple butter
  • 200g/7oz butter, softened
  • 6 leaves of sage, finely chopped
  • 1 eating apple, grated
  • seasoning
For the three thyme butter
  • 200g/7oz butter
  • handful each of common, lemon, and orange thyme leaves stripped from the stalks and finely chopped
  • seasoning

Preparation method

  1. Make the sage and apple butter: mash all the ingredients together (you need to taste the sage before including it in the butter as its strength varies dramatically).

  2. Pack into an ice cube tray or lay on cling film and roll to make a neat sausage shape and chill or freeze until needed.

  3. Make the three thyme butter: mash all the ingredients together.

  4. Pack into an ice cube tray or lay on cling film and roll to make a neat sausage shape and chill or freeze until needed.

Top recipe tip

Make up the butters and store in the fridge (for up to a week) or the freezer, to use as needed.

Required techniques

30 mins to 1 hour preparation time

No cooking required cooking time

Makes 2x200g/7oz rolls

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