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The techniques explained in this video are suitable for beginner-level cooks
Cooking time: 10 minutes
In this video you will learn to prepare a beurre noisette
This will add a hazelnut flavour to any dishes or cakes you make.
Follow the instructions and you will quickly learn this technique.
butter is a mixture of fat, water, protein and sugar.
The goal of this technique is to cook the protein which will give it a lovely brown colour and will develop a hazelnut aroma
In order to make your hazelnut butter you will need a block of butter and a saucepan.
First step: Melt the butter
Melt the butter
Put the piece of butter in the saucepan,
then put the saucepan on a medium heat.
The butter will melt.
When it reaches 30°C/85°F it will be completely liquid.
Second step: Let the butter froth.
Froth the butter
Leave the butter to heat.
The water contained in the butter boils and will turn into a froth. It will now be at 100°C/212°F in temperature
Third step: Brown the butter.
Brown the butter
Leave the butter to continue to heat.
It will contain no more water and will stop boiling.
The white deposits on the surface are the butter's proteins and sugar
The white deposits will start browning when the butter reaches a temperature of 120°C/250°F.
You will now start to smell the first hints of hazelnut.
When the surface has turned brown turn the heat off.
Your hazelnut butter is now ready.
If you continue to heat it the proteins will burn and smoke. The butter will turn black.
If this happens throw it away as it will be harmful to eat
You now know how to prepare hazelnut butter! It will be very easy for you to do again!