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    Beurre Manié Recipe

    Published January 30, 2023. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This easy-to-make classic beurre manié recipe comes together in minutes and is the perfect thickening agent for any sauces or soups. You will love how easy this is to prepare and how well it thickens up liquids.

    Perfect consistency and viscosity in certain foods are very important, especially in the restaurant industry. If you’re interested in learning more about this, try my other two common thickening agents, slurry or roux.

    beurre manié in a bowl


     

    What is Beurre Manié?

    Beurre manié is a paste made from equal parts volume of softened butter and flour that is then used to thicken soups, stews, or sauces. The word is French for “kneaded butter.” It is very simple to make come together in minutes.

    This is a great alternative to using roux and is incorporated similarly. I find that beurre manié is a better alternative if you usually use roux but find small dough balls in whatever it is you are trying to thicken. This can be used before or after the cream is added to your soup or sauce recipe.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    ingredients to make beurre manié
    • Butter – You will room temperature unsalted butter.
    • Flour – All-purpose flour works perfectly.

    How to Make Beurre Manié

    Add softened butter and flour to a medium-sized bowl.

    adding flour to butter in a bowl

    Mash the ingredients together using a fork, pasty knife, or spoon.

    cutting butter into flour in a bowl

    Switch to using your hands to knead the ingredients until the flour is incorporated.

    kneading flour and butter

    Store or use.

    beurre manié

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this several days ahead of time.

    How to Store: this will last covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    Chef Notes + Tips

    • Salted butter can be used in this recipe.

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    Beurre Manié Recipe

    5 from 7 votes
    This easy-to-make classic beurre manié recipe comes together in minutes and is the perfect thickening agent for any sauces or soups.
    Servings: 8
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 8 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
    • 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    Instructions

    • Add softened butter and flour to a medium-sized bowl.
    • Mash the ingredients together using a fork, pasty knife, or spoon.
    • Switch to using your hands to knead the ingredients until the flour is incorporated.
    • Store or use.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make this several days ahead of time.
    How to Store: this will last covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
    Salted butter can be used in this recipe. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.03gVitamin A: 350IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.3mg
    Course: cooking technique, thickening agent
    Cuisine: French