I wanted to do a fresh version of the Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce I made last year, when cherries were out of season (it calls for bottled juice). So I’ve been waiting. But now in California, fresh, sweet cherries are at their peak.
Compound butter is simply butter with an added flavor or two mixed in. It's not just like buttering an item and then adding a sprinkle of the flavor - compound butter becomes a unique flavor unto itself. You can put these on pastries, meat, pasta - anything you like.