These homemade flavoured butters are so great — they add a touch of easy elegance to dinners, introduce new flavours to meals you may be tiring of, and can be kept in the fridge or freezer for weeks!

DIY flavoured butters

Start with 100g of room temperature butter and then try adding…

Sage and onion

1 finely chopped shallot + 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage

Cinnamon honey

50g icing sugar + 2 tbsp honey + 1 tsp cinnamon

Chilli and herb

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley + 1 crushed garlic clove + ½ a deseeded and finely chopped red chilli

Lemon and dill

2 tbsp chopped dill + 1 tsp lemon juice + ½ tsp lemon zest

Red wine

1 tbsp red wine + 1 finely-chopped shallot + 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley