Two of my favorite things!
This is a recipe from MOMOFUKU MILKBAR, possibly my favorite cookbook for desserts. I may continue on with this recipe and make Kimchi Blue Cheese Croissants…
- 90 G KIMCHI (1/2 C)
- 115 G BUTTER, ROOM TEMP (1 STICK, 8 TBS)
- 2 G KOSHER SALT (1/2 TSP)
- 1 G FRESHLY GOUND BLACK PEPPER (1/4 TSP)
You will need 90 g (1/2 c) of kimchi (pureed as best as you can); 115 g room temp butter (8 tbs); 2 g kosher salt (1/2 tsp); 1 g freshly ground pepper (1/4 tsp).
I do use a scale for the ingredients to be accurate but for the spices that come down to 1-5 grams I use the spoon measurements as my scale is not sensitive enough!
I also just microwave my butter for 10-15 seconds to soften in, and if it has started to melt in the wrapping I throw it in the freezer for a couple minutes. It’s OK if it is slightly melty.
First, fluff the butter (medium speed 2-3 min).
Then, add the kimchi, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Continue on medium for another 2 minutes.
After all ingredients have been properly incorporated and fluffed up, scrape down the bowl. Get the parchment paper ready.
Once the butter is on the parchment paper, you may want to mark up the sheet that will go on top if you want a specific size butter (for croissant making).
If you don’t care about the size, simply flatten gently with your hands or a rolling pin.
Then if you change your mind and think croissant making is in the near future, find a ruler, mark up 4″x6″, and scrape and press accordingly.
Put it in the fridge to firm up. You can wrap it in plastic and the kimchi butter pad will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 1 month.