Types of Butter and How to Make Butter Recipe

By | April 3, 2016

Do you know that butter is having many types? Most of us think that there is only one type. Actually, that is wrong. You can find many  types when you go to the supermarket.

However, not all of those types are for cooking purpose. Some of those types are used for baking purposes. If you mix up any baking butter with one for cooking, then you will need to throw away the entire dish that you have cooked.

Because of that, it is crucial enough for you to understand about the types before you start using one of it for cooking. If you want to know more about the types, then feel free to find the information on this article.

 Types of Butter

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As we have said to you before, if you want to use it for cooking, then you should understand that butter is having many types. It is not only for cooking, but it is also used for baking. That is why; you need to be careful when buying . Do not mix up type for cooking with one for baking.


The unsalted type is the type which you can use both for cooking and baking. It is made from milk or cream. People also commonly called it with sweet cream butter. Many kind of food using this ingredient such as carrot cake recipes, Pineapple Cake Sundae, roasted simple cod salsaSopapilla Cheese Cake Pie, Lentil Soup, sweet potato recipes


Salted type usually spread on the top of the bread. It is like original butter, but it has been added with rich of salt. People rarely use it on cooking and baking purposes.


If you want to eat all natural food, then organic butter is what you need to use. It is coming from cattle that have been raised naturally without using any growth hormone. Organic type can be called as the healthiest which you can get.


Whipped butter is like common one, but it comes with gas. It is lighter and it has less calories. Usually, people use it for topping on top of finished dish or cake. However, people usually use it for cake purpose.


Light one is special types that come with less fat. It can maintain the softness even you put it inside of refrigerator. Usually, this  is used for spreading on bread. It is not used in cooking or baking purposes.So, what about butter flavor? Is it one kind of types? Actually, the flavor is not one of this types. It is artificial type. It is only having the flavor but it is not truly  inside.

Butter Recipe

Herbed Butter

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 Herbed Butter for Steak

Well,you have seen many  types. Now, we will show one great recipe that you can use for steak. Herbed butter is different type  that you cannot purchase. You need to make it.

If you want to make this special one, then you should prepare some ingredients like (servings approximately around 1 cup):

  • Butter 4 tablespoons
  • Garlic clove 1 pc (minced)
  • Black pepper ½ teaspoon (fresh ground)
  • Parsley 1 teaspoon
  • Basil             1 ½ tablespoons
  • Oregano 1 tablespoon

How to Make It

  • Grab a bowl and pour the entire ingredients.
  • Beat the entire ingredients with using fork
  • Pour the mixture on plastic wrap and store it on refrigerator.
  • Cut it into small dice size and use it as you like.

Note: this herbed type is not able to store in longer time. Make sure to check the freshness  before you use it.

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