A butter board is a huge, decorated slab of butter, as opposed to the popular charcuterie board. Spread soft butter on a cutting board or block and add various toppings, usually vegetables, fruit or cheese which you then sweep up and enjoy with bread, this is how you make a butter board. It can be served as an appetizer, side dish or as a quick and sweet dessert, there are plenty of dishes to get your creativity flowing. From pumpkin and cinnamon to goat cheese and onion, the possibilities for a butter board are endless. So here are five slobbery butter board ideas to look out for.
Brown Butter Pumpkin
This pumpkin butter plank idea is a creative take on the current trend and the perfect fall meal that will impress even the pickiest of guests. Flaky sea salt and walnuts add just the right amount of crunch, while hand-whipping the buttery pumpkin mixture provides the optimal chewy texture for the spread. Add pieces of dark chocolate on top for even more sweetness.
Roasted garlic and chilli
Everyone loves garlic, and this technique of roasting cloves in the oven will give them the ideal, creamy texture that melts into the buttery board. However, the garlic paste will work well when combined with the butter to deliver that deliciously tangy flavor if you’re short on time and need something quicker.
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Try this peanut butter variation first if you’re still not sold on the idea of butter boards. This sweet and savory combination, which is served with dried banana and green apple, is equally suitable for a mid-afternoon snack or for dinner.
Mango, garlic and coriander
This South Asian take on the trend sounds extremely tasty, and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. If you’re storing your chutney in the refrigerator, let it cool until it reaches room temperature for the perfect smooth texture. Serve with fresh naans.
Maple Bacon Jam
One of the easiest butter boards to make, Maple Bacon Jam combines the best sweet and savory taste in one ingredient. If you don’t have jam on hand, you can make your own maple bacon topping by coating raw bacon in maple syrup and grilling until crispy.
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