Rachel Howden's Flavored Butter Creations Feature Unusual Ingredients

Although plain butter offers a guaranteed way to take almost any dish to the next level of deliciousness, these flavored butter creations by chemical engineer Rachel Howden must be out of this world.

Dubbed "compound butters" by Howden, the eight blocks of butter are infused with unexpected flavors like cranberry, Moroccan spice, red wine shallot, maple cardamom and lemon rosemary thyme. As well as being loaded with flavor, the butters are also saturated with tons of color, making them pretty easy to distinguish from one another. If you're interested in spreading any of the decadent butters on a piece of toast at home, Howden has generously provides all of the recipes on her cooking blog.