Smoked butter

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A very easy beginners' recipe for a handheld smoking gun and makes 2 types of butter. Decide for yourself which one you would like to use as your standard smoked butter.

Smoked butter
Servings:Servings: 12 - Makes 250g
Calories per serving:150
Ready in:12 minutes plus resting time between smokings
Prep. time:12 minutes plus resting time between smokings
Cook time:None
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:2nd April 2014

Best recipe review

Lovely with malt-crunch bread


Lovely recipe Rosemary. How I miss my smoker now!

Paul R Smith


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  1. Place the butter in separate bowls.
  2. Add the sherry vinegar to one of the bowls.
  3. Beat the butter which is in the bowl without the vinegar, until soft.
  4. Repeat the operation for the butter containing the vinegar.
  5. Cover both bowls with cling film or an airtight lid.

For each bowl

  1. Prepare the smoking gun with the desired wood chips.
  2. Loosen up a little of the cling film, so that you have just enough room to insert the gun (you can use the tube if you like).
  3. Light the wood chips with a lighter or match (do NOT use a blow torch or gas lighter).
  4. Smoke for 15-20 seconds until the bowl is full of smoke.
  5. Remove the gun and seal the gap with the cling film.
  6. Leave for 10 minutes.
  7. Repeat the previous three steps several times (up to 8) until you have the desired smokiness.
  8. If not using immediately, remove the butters from the bowls, shape and wrap in cling film, or place in containers and keep refrigerated.

Serving suggestions

Melt on meat or vegetables. Also excellent with anything cooked on a barbecue.


Play about with different flavours of wood chips. You can also add things to the butter, such as herbs, spices or citrus rind.

Chef's notes

Delicious, with or without the sherry vinegar!

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