ADJ. fresh | rancid | melted Brush the pastry with a little melted butter. | clarified | salted, unsalted | brandy, cocoa, garlic, herb, peanut
QUANT. knob, pat, slab He put a large knob of butter on the potatoes.
VERB + BUTTER put on, spread (sth with) Put some butter on the crackers, please. He spread butter on the roll. | heat, melt, soften | beat (in), cream, mix, rub in Cream the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy. Rub the butter into the flour. | make
BUTTER + VERB spread This butter doesn't spread very well. | melt The butter melted in the heat.
BUTTER + NOUN sauce | dish, knife
PREP. in ~ courgettes sauteed in butter
PHRASES bread and butter > Special page at FOOD
ADV. generously, thickly | lightly lightly buttered toast