Beurres Composes (bur cum-poh-zay), or compound butters, are butters into which various flavourings have been beaten. The flavouring is either crushed, beaten, mashed, puree in a blender. or pounded in a mortar and then added to well-creamed butter. The mixture is then, in some cases, passed through a sieve. It is usually chilled so that it hardens and may be cut into fancy shapes. These savoury butters are used to flavour sauces and grilled fish or meat. They are also used to baste meat or fish during cooking, for filling sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs and as a spread for canapes.