Let me walk you through how to brown butter. Brown butter is simply melted butter with a nutty flavor by gently heating it on the stove. You can use brown butter as a sauce or as an ingredient in sweet recipes.
1cupbutter, cut into slices*
Before you start, remember that browning butter is a quick process, so don't leave the stove unattended. Make sure you have everything out that you need prior to starting.
Place the butter slices in a light-colored pan over medium heat. Cooking over medium heat ensures that the butter will cook evenly. Stir the butter frequently to keep it moving. Once melted, the butter will start to foam and sizzle around the edges. Keep stirring.
After about 7-8 minutes after you started, depending on how much butter you used, the butter will start to turn golden brown. Some of the foam will start to subside and the milk solids will drop to the bottom of the pan and will begin to toast. It will smell very buttery and nutty. Stir for another minute.
Then, remove the pan from the heat and pour the butter (be careful!) into the heat-proof bowl to stop the cooking process. This will ensure that the butter doesn't burn. Use as desired.
Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: The brown butter can be made in advance. If left at room temperature, the butter will become solid and the butter pieces will sink to the bottom. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Butter: You can use either salted or unsalted butter. I listed the recipe with 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter though if using a larger batch, use a large pan.