Butter is taking over TikTok, and we’re not mad about it. With over 289 million views on the #ButterTok hashtag (we promise only 200 million of them are us…), the Internet is going wild for all things flavoured butter. Be it garlic, truffle, pumpkin or cinnamon, the viral videos currently doing the rounds look particularly mouthwatering and surprisingly easy to make. What’s not to love?
Whether you can’t take your eyes off a classic garlic and herb combination or are dreaming of some freshly baked bread covered with a layer of pistachio, pesto deliciousness, keep reading for a selection of the best that Buttertok has to offer…
Bloody Mary Butter
London chef, author of Food You Want To Eat and King of Buttertok itself, Thomas Straker is the original creator of the ‘All Things Butter’ series on TikTok, and it’s safe to say he makes a great case for incorporating butter into every meal. What he doesn’t know about butter simply isn’t worth knowing.
Coming in at the number one spot of ‘things we want in our mouth immediately’: Bloody Mary Butter. This spicy, salty and tangy take on the classic cocktail is one for all the bottomless brunch girlies out there, offering something a little different to serve to guests who love any excuse for a drink, and aren’t afraid of a little *kick*. Deliciously creamy and perfect served in the sunshine with a freshly baked, toasted slice of sourdough, surely this is as close to heaven as any of us are getting.
Steak Flavoured Butter
For the carnivores out there, steak-flavoured butter is possibly as meaty as it gets…
The juices of your steak form the basis for this butter, combined with the holy trinity of garlic, fresh thyme and rosemary to create a creamy, delicious and moreish addition to your dinner. Once you try it, you won’t want to eat your steak any other way. Don’t blame us, blame Thom.
Butter Confit Garlic
Gorgeous, gorgeous girls smell of garlic at all times, and you’re sure to be stinking of the stuff after a portion of this butter confit garlic that is surely the definition of *chef’s kiss*
Garlic, rosemary, chilli, salt and a whole lot of garlic roasted with clarified butter is all it takes to create this dish sent from the heavens, and let’s just say shop bought garlic bread will never be the same again. Warning, do not prepare if you wish to be in close proximity to someone within 3-5 working days. You have been warned.
Pistachio Pesto Butter
Pistachio Pesto Butter, that’s it, that’s the tweet. Creamy, fresh and perfect for summer soirées when a crowd pleasing dish is top of the agenda, add it to fish, veg or crostinis and you just bagged yourself the position of star baker (read: butter maker). You’ll need a food processor for this one, but consider it a purchase well made because we guarantee you’ll be recreating this green dream on a weekly basis. Bellissimo!
Red Wine Butter
This 3 ingredient red wine butter is one to grab from the recipe book (aka TikTok saved folder) when sophistication is on the menu- perhaps you’re cooking for a date or hosting your annual family get together for the first time, whatever the occasion, this recipe has you covered.
Perfect served with lamb dishes, goat’s cheese or duck, this rich and creamy butter makes for a delicious addition to warming recipes in the winter or to add a kick of flavour to lighter summer meals too. Spoiler: don’t wear white whilst whisking it.
Garlic Jalapeño Butter
For those who live for that extra bit of *spice* in life, this one’s for you. Once again heavy on the garlic and just as good both on a slice of toast or melted over a tray of crispy new potatoes, this garlic and jalapeño butter is as easy as it gets when it comes to a simple recipe guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy alongside a glass of jalapeño rosé for those really committed to the brand, and voila, consider your hot girl spicy summer activated…
Craving autumn during the heatwave? This recipe has your name written all over it. For lovers of cosy nights, fluffy pyjamas and hot chocolate in bed, this recreation of the famous Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter is undoubtedly going to be your newest obsession. Although *technically* not actually a butter, this rich, moreish spread is filled with pumpkin, vanilla, lemon and honey and makes for the perfect topping for toast or pancakes for the most decadent brunch of all!
If you opt for Nando’s ‘hot’ when ordering your butterfly chicken, then consider this spicy butter one you’ll be adding to all your meals for the foreseeable future. Using habanero chillies, harissa, parsley and Dan-O’s spicy seasoning, this butter is not one for the fainthearted. Pair with a cooling margarita on the side to balance it out and your dinnertime is guaranteed to be giving vacay vibes.
Black Truffle Butter
One for those with some time on their hands or lovers of the finer things in life, this black truffle butter is one of the most indulgent condiments of all. Serve with steak, mashed potato, grilled vegetables or a fancy slice of toast and consider your meals levelled up x1000. Truffle isn’t exactly cheap, but this one is perfect to have on hand at the end of a bad day – sometimes food solves everything.
Roasted Garlic Rosemary Butter
Anyone else find themselves dreaming about Pizza Express dough balls and garlic butter in moments of extreme hunger? Same. Recreate their deliciously garlicky, herby dip with this roasted garlic and rosemary butter, perfect with homemade dough balls or served with seafood, steak, chicken, or once again on toast (the elite). This super simple recipe is one you’ll be making for years to come.
Vegans, you don’t need to miss out! This super simple yet creamy butter recipe is one to keep in your fridge at all times. Whether you choose to spread it in a sandwich or use it as the base for a creamy sauce, Lisa of @okonomikitchen has perfected this everyday recipe to a tee.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
Another recipe recreation on the cards, this time in the form of Texas Roadhouse’s iconic Cinnamon Honey Butter, which the American steakhouse is somewhat famous for. Taking less than 10 minutes in total to make, this addictive, sweet spread goes perfectly with buns, muffins, banana bread and, you guessed it, your morning toast!
Wild Garlic Butter
Wild garlic has definitely had its moment over the past couple of years, and this vibrant green butter recipe is the perfect way to let its fresh, delicate flavours do the talking. Balanced with parsley, lemon zest and a pinch of salt, the wild garlic is the star of the show in not only flavouring this butter with its distinctive garlicky taste, but also colouring it a beautiful, pistachio-like green. Y-U-M.