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Stilton and caramelised onion butter

by Lucy Crabb on Monday, 10 December 2012

Got a glut of blue cheese? Then use it up by making our freezable flavoured butter recipe

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  • Serves 4

  • Total time 30 mins

    plus chilling
  • Calories 270 per serving

Ingredients

  • 100g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 60g (2½oz) Stilton, crumbled
  • 1tbsp parsley or chives, finely chopped
  • 1tsp lemon juice or cider vinegar

Tip

5 ways to use your butter 1 Serve over a traditional grilled steak or roast fish, or instantly jazz up a simple beef burger! 2 Great for lunch to top a baked potato – makes it so special 3 Such an easy way to pep up greens – just toss through 4 Slit a chicken breast then stuff with the butter for a fab flavour hit 5 Just spread over toast – it’s simple yet divine!

Preparation

  1. Melt 25g (1oz) of the butter in a saucepan and cook the onion on a low heat for 15 minutes until completely soft and beginning to colour. Add the sugar, stir well and continue cooking until a rich brown in colour. Remove to a plate to cool.

  2. Add the Stilton to the remaining soft butter and mash well. Add the herbs, lemon juice or vinegar and cooked onion, and season well.

  3. Take a large square of clingfilm and place the butter in the centre to form a log. Roll the clingfilm tightly around the butter, then twist the ends of the clingfilm to form a neat roll. Chill for 30 minutes before using. The butter can be frozen for up to 1 month. Simply slice it into discs before you freeze it for handy ready-made portions.