Compound butter is a great friend to a home cook. Ranging from sweet to savory, it can be blended with honey, fruits and warm spices and slathered on scones and breads or mixed with fragrant herbs and rubbed on a chicken waiting to roast. This recipe, in particular, is ideal for spreading on warm, crusty baguettes before dinner, smeared over grilled lamb or mixed into warm rice.
These are a straight-forward muffin using ingredients you have on hand. If you’re out of buttermilk, you can add white vinegar or lemon juice to milk to supply that tangy flavor.