Brown Butter, Pecan and Maple Cake Ronit Penso
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Brown Butter, Pecan and Maple Cake

Brown butter pecan cake Ronit penso

Brown butter was probably created by mistake. A cook somewhere left the butter on a stove just a bit too long, and ended up with brown oil and separated milk particles at the bottom. Luckily, that obscure cook was curious enough to taste what looked like burnt butter and found out the taste and fragrance were actually great – nutty and deep. While the term “brown butter” describes only to the color, the French term, “Beurre Noisette” (i.e. “hazelnut butter”) captures both color and nutty flavor much better. Continue reading “Brown Butter, Pecan and Maple Cake”