Monday, November 14, 2011

Better With Butter (+Giveaway!!!)

I used to be an incredibly frugal butter-spreader. In other words, sure, I'd put butter on my toast or my baked potato, but only in the tiniest, slightest, skimpiest amount imaginable. Once I discovered, though, that whole, full, nutritious, all-natural animal fats made me feel and look better, I started slathering it on, thickly.

Now I use butter in almost everything I bake, spread it liberally on biscuits, and put a nice amount into a bowl of hot peas. I also often make my own butter. It's creamy, whipped goodness is amazing, and incredibly easy to "whip up." Here's how: 

Shake, Rattle, & Roll
(Reprinted with permission from my book Homemade Living: Home Dairy © 2011 by Ashley English, Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.) :
Yield: Approximately 1 cup. 

You will need:
-1 quart-sized jar with lid
-1 pint heavy cream
-1 glass marble
-Cutting board
- ¼ tsp. salt, optional

To Prepare:
1. Allow cream to come to room temperature, or right around 72-74° F. To do this, simply take the cream out of the refrigerator, set it on the counter, put a dairy thermometer into it, and check on it every 30 minutes or so until the temperature rises. This allows the cream to ripen slightly, raising its acidity, and thereby becoming easier to whip and full of flavor.
2. Place cream and marble inside of your jar, secure the lid, and begin shaking vigorously.
3. Continue shaking, about once per second, until the cream begins to thicken. You’ll hear it, as it changes from a constant sloshing sound to a heavier thud. This process will take anywhere between 5-30 minutes, depending on the intensity and frequency of the shaking.
4. Using a spatula, remove the butter from the jar, draining off the buttermilk (save that for biscuits or cornbread-making!).
5. Take the marble out, place the butter in a medium-sized bowl, and run cold water over it. Empty the water out, and repeat several times until the water is clear in the bowl. Strain off any remaining water.
6. If using salt, stir it in with a metal spoon. Otherwise, place the butter on a cutting board.
7. Using either clean hands or a wooden spoon, begin pressing the butter repeatedly, allowing any liquid inside of it to drain off. Continue pressing until you no longer see liquid coming from your butter.
8. Depending on whether you intend to use your butter now or in the future, you can store at room temperature in a butter crock, or chilled or frozen in wax or parchment paper, or a covered container in the refrigerator or the freezer. 

In recognition of this most delicious of condiments, I'm doing a giveaway today of a butter bell, also known as a butter crock. Pictured above, butter bells have been in use for ages, keeping butter fresh without refrigeration. Butter is placed in the recessed vessel on top, the bottom basin is filled about 2/3rds of the way with cold water, and then the butter-holding vessel is placed butter-side down. You'll need to refresh the water daily to keep the butter from spoiling.    

With the American Thanksgiving holiday on its way next week, I thought a butter bell would be a nifty addition to the bountiful spreads that will be appearing on tables coast to coast. If you've never made butter before, give it a go. I think you'll be amazed at just how easy and delicious it is. And all of your friends and family will be beyond thankful, come Thanksgiving, for your butter-making chops.     

To enter, simply leave a comment saying what you think is made better with butter. Corn on the cob? Heavens, yes. Cream cheese frosting? Need you ask? Mashed potatoes? Is the Pope Catholic? You get the picture. Because I'd like to get this out to the winner's table by Thanksgiving day, I'll only be running the giveaway through this Thursday, the 17th, midnight EST. I'll announce the winner on Friday morning, get their mailing info., and high-tail it to the post office to get it out with that day's mail.     

And although my neighbors to the north have already had their own Thanksgiving, I've decided to open this small measure giveaway to Canadians. Let's hear your butter love, too!    

Please do leave a means of contacting you in your comment, via either a link back to your own blog or website, or with your email information. Otherwise, I won't have any means of reaching you, should you be the winner. 

UPDATE: Congratulations to Tina J, lucky #83! Thank you so much to all who entered! Clearly, there's some big butter lovin' going on up in here!!! 

138 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite use of butter is spread over hot toast :) YUM


*Deborah Granick
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jen said...

I LOVE butter. I grew up in a house where only margarine was kept and I never knew what I was missing until I moved out. Given the amount of butter we use, we always have some out at room temperature and I have long thought about getting a butter bell. This would be perfect at our house and get a lot of use!

I've made my own butter (honey butter to be exact) and it was divine!

Eli said...

mmmmmm butter. EVERYTHING is made better with butter. Especially mashed potatoes.

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Justin said...

A couple of years back, someone shared a recipe with me for a delicious old-fashioned butter toffee (the thin, chocolate and nut-coated crunchy kind) and it has fast become a treat that everyone expects from me as a gift during the holidays. After all, why wouldn't something made from a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, and nearly a pound of chocolate be good?

Eyreka said...

Even when I was on a diet I could not forgo butter on my baked potato

Wendy McConnell said...

I've wanted to try making my own butter! I think a butter crock would be the perfect excuse to give it a go.

And fresh, warm biscuits with lots and lots of BUTTER is my favorite useage. :)

Indio said...

I love room temperature butter on hot-out-of-the-oven scones. It melts so quickly without chilling the scone.
I found one at the local thrift shop recently and keep it on my counter, changing the water every two days. I never have to wait for butter to lose the chill. The baking process is much faster now.

Yasmin said...

Well, ever since reading your book, I've started making my own butter and it is amazing! My fiance doesn't like store-bought butter anymore (so spoiled). We like it on homemade biscuits, banana bread, zucchini bread, and I'll add a pat of it on any roasted veggies. We really haven't found anything that it doesn't complement well!

Joe and Jill said...

Everything is better with butter! I personally love white rice with butter and parmesan cheese!

Stephanie said...

ah, butter. so delicious! my favorite use for butter is slathering it all over soft, freshly baked bread. YUM.

sarah said...

Mmmm, butter! I think toast (with homemade bread) is my very favorite butter vehicle!

AubreyLaine said...

On a baked potato!
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MEG said...

Everything is better with butter! I especially love it on warm noodles. Yum!

Lucy said...

Frijoles on flour tortillas are better with butter.

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cabighorse said...

We had a cow; we made butter. Oh how I miss the churn. My daughter is now the proud possessor of the old hand crank churn; she could use the butter bell and put her antique back into action.

Thick slab of butter on hot gingerbread, spice cake, or homemade bread fresh out of the oven.

unsightly said...

I love a bit of butter melted over the top of my scrambled eggs.

JerK said...

How does the marble not shatter the jar when you're shaking it?

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...butter on baked sweet potatoes, butter on split then toasted biscuits, butter on hot noodles, compound butters on steaks. I will be making fresh butter tomorrow, for sure!

Michelle said...

I love butter over homemade bread toasted-the best!

Michelle
steim99@hotmail.com

TheBack40 said...

Hi,

My vote is for oven roasted potatoes. I'm not a big fan of white potatoes, prefering sweet potatoes, but with a little butter and roasted until they are brown and crunchy on the botton, I love them.

Email TheBack40 at wisconsinback40@yahoo.com

Megan said...

I love a good, warm, rustic loaf of bread ripped up and slathered with butter! Mmmmm!!

Anonymous said...

I love butter on just about everything, but my favorite thing in the world would have to be butter melting onto a thick slice of freshly baked bread ... *drool*
Great giveaway, thanks! :D

~Amy

itsjustamy(at)live(dot)ca

handcraftedwithaltitude said...

Mashed potatoes are definitely better with butter.

-the redhead-

Missy K said...

Goodness-- nearly everything is better with butter, but last week I made some chocolate buttercream frosting for my son's birthday cupcakes that was amazing.

I've been wanting a butter bell for a long time! :-)

Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I eat a lot of frozen corn...and it definitely needs butter to be even better!

phoeberl said...

wicked cool, I've never heard of a butter bell but it looks so neat!

Shuler said...

I follow in my Papa's footsteps and can make a meal out of fresh cornbread with a big smear of butter. mmmmm.

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

the best with butter is definitely corn on the cob...with salt too :)

Sarah M

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Melissa E said...

Butter is best on cornbread! My hubby says that bread is just the vehicle for good butter!

Ellen said...

How can you pick? But butter on fresh French bread with slices of fresh radish. Mmmm.

Jamie said...

OMG,what isn't better with butter,paula would be so proud!!!!
In the owrds o fmy 11 yr old who loves our farm fresh eggs from our hens he tells me that SCRAMBLED EGGS with lots of butter while you are turning them in the pan.He knows if I skip the butter so best not do that again.
Thanks for offering this to us all.
He has learned to make his own and is very proud of it.We have oour favorite from Golden corral,their honey butter,so we have lots of our own made up for biscuits.
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Amymarie said...

I love butter on everything - especially on warm homemade bread and in some delicious cookies (any kind as long as they are tasty!)

This is soo cool and I would love to have it on my table!

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dzibead said...

This would be very nice filled with butter from my favorite dairy, McClellands, in Sonoma County, California. http://mcclellandsdairy.com/index.htm

Sacha Joy said...

Winter squash. Butter plus a dash of nutmeg. Mmmm.

Anonymous said...

I make cinnamon toast as an excuse to eat butter!

- Jennifer
jalley22 at hotmail dot com

shinyfork said...

life.

butter is bliss.

Allison at Novice Life said...

Fresh out of the oven dinner rolls :)

Hugh said...

Pancakes must have lots of butter.

Albert Melfo said...

Such an awesome idea. I'm certain that I am destined to ring the butter bell this holiday season!

Thank you for sharing!

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Kate said...

One of my favorite things in the world is a griddled flour tortilla spread with a little unsalted butter, crunchy flake salt and parsley. Best snack ever.

Geraldine M said...

Mmmm. Butter makes so many things better! I'd have to say pie crust. Homemade pie crust with homemade butter? Now that would be heaven. :)

Barbara Weist said...

Toasted English muffins...or pretty much any kind of bread!
Barbara (rbllvr@yahoo.com)

Torrey said...

Sautéing onions with butter has to be my favorite. The smell is amazing to me and the start of so many amazing meals! Add sage to the mix and SWOON.

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Laura Camp said...

My landlady is fond of saying, "No fat, no fun!" as she spreads the butter. Would love to give her the crock. And I'm definitely going to try your recipe!

mexicomurphys said...

Sometimes my boys and I make homemade butter to go on the bread that my husband bakes... it really doesn't get any better than that!

Kelly
mexicomurphys(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said...

This is amazingly fortuitous, because I *just* made my own butter the other day, and lived to blog the tale!

I am newly reacquainting myself with butter after about a 3 year hiatus, but honestly there's nothing better on top of a freshly baked potato or just-popped corn. Heaven.

rachel said...

Well my mother used to bake her Thanksgiving turkey after shoving a whole stick of butter into the cavity with the onions. I don't hear of people doing that these days, but I'm going to this Thanksgiving, in her honor. Also, my fav. is to put slabs of butter on fresh, hot, whole wheat sweet potato biscuits (made with fresh sweet potatoes). Oh my...nothing like it!

6512 and growing said...

On bread, in oatmeal, potatoes, corn, winter squash...wait, did you say just one?

theimportantthingjess said...

I love warm homemade scones lathered with butter!

suburban prep said...

I love a popover with soft butter on it.

Darla said...

Butter on a warm baguette is my favorite!

Alison said...

Pie crust. Never met one I liked unless it was made with butter. And where would phyllo dough be without butter? And croissants. And popovers. And....and....and....

ryanandlaura247 said...

homemade popcorn is made even better by butter, salt, and a little raw sugar- it tastes like kettle corn.

notherethenwhere said...

I avoided butter for awhile, but now that I've discovered it...well, there's really no going back. My current favourite eating method is on homemade freshly baked bread - simple is best - although if you asked my in August, corn on the cob would definitely win. Definitely.

CallieK said...

I too grew up on margarine and butter was considered a treat! Now I use butter in everything but I think my favourite use will always be shortbread cookies.. so divine!

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Michele said...

butter and cornbread of course!

Susan in Indiana said...

First off, frying pancakes in butter and then melting a hefty spoonful on top of the stack before dousing with pure maple syrup! Yeah baby!

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Leigh said...

PANCAKES!

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Sophie - The Joy of Farming said...

I've recently discovered that I eat soup solely as a vehicle for crusty bread slathered with good, sweet butter. Why use a spoon when you can scoop soup with buttered bread?? Entire bowls disappear in this manner... Just waiting for my family cow so I can make the stuff myself.

petoskystone said...

butter applied to toast & then dipped in tomato soup...or chili! yum :)
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Sydney B. said...

Darling, everything is made better with butter.

Stacie said...

Definitely still warm from the oven home baked bread. It melts so quick and tastes MMM MMM good!

Chris said...

Mmmm, homemade butter! My favorite thing to put on just about anything -- rolls, croissants, biscuits, waffles, mashed potatoes. Dangit, now I'm all hungry!

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Anonymous said...

pasta!

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The Haphazard Countryman said...

Growing up in Wisconsin, America's Dairyland, butter is the only way to go! Mayo? That stuff is disgusting!

Kathleen said...

On a baguette with cheese--butter and cheese sandwiches are my favorite! Toasted pound cake with more butter slathered on top takes a close second :)

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Anonymous said...

Oh so delightful butter, a generous dallop on top of a big bowl of brussel sprouts, a little salt and pepper and that's it! Call me crazy, I know, I used to hate brussell sprouts as a kid, now I can't get enough of them! Made even better with butter!
Ashley
abrunet24@hotmail.com

Tony R said...

I think butter is best on a baked potato!

Erin said...

Yay! Us Canadians can participate too!

We make our own butter and the kids say the best way to eat it is.... by the spoonful!!!

ASTOLDBYGINGER said...

Everything is better with butter!! I've tried the margarine thing.. eeww yuk! Then I had to try the Healthy (fake) Butters ..only because my doctor told me I had to...that stuff doesn't even melt!! I decided I was going back to BUTTER !
I love butter on toast,corn,rice,homemade breads, but mostly I love butter on my bowl of grits!!

-Ginger :)

kelley said...

nothing better than a baked sweet potato with butter - none of that brown sugar nonsense. so simple and perfect

Jessica said...

I like an egg, sunny side up, on toast with LOTS of butter.

Jessica
helianthus12@gmail.com

Harvest Kitchen Sisters said...

Nothing is better than fresh popped popcorn with real melted butter. It's literally my favourite treat.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

-hks

http://theharvestkitchensisters.blogspot.com/

Mrs. N said...

CHRISTMAS BUTTER COOKIES, AND IT IS ALMOST TIME TO START BAKING!

jane said...

Butter what can be said, it's the best!

C said...
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C said...

Actually-on toast with apple butter and you can't make a good Rice Krispie treat without and entire stick.

Bee Girl said...

Butter slathered on a toasted English Muffin with a little grape jelly is the bets!

Megs said...

On freshly made bread, still warm from the oven. Yummy!
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Liza said...

I grew up putting butter on my grandma's homemade banana bread! When she passed the recipe on, I was aghast to find that even she, a farm raised Minnesotan, put crisco in her bread. Well NOT ME! I got ahold of that recipe, happily put the 1/2 cup of butter (not yikes*crisco) and I have never gone back! It comes out of the oven piping hot, I slide some butter over the surface and dig in to some of the best eats I think I've ever had! It reminds me of Gram..only better! Tastes like home!

Madame Hester said...

I love butter. My favorite thing to make with good butter is chocolate chip cookies. Of course, we eat butter with everything in my house. I detest margarine and can proudly say it's never entered my home.

Stef said...

I love to put a nice helping of butter on a piece of plain bread from the bakery, crumble dark chocolate on top, and toast it in the oven for a bit. The melted chocolate with the butter on the slightly crunchy bread is delicious.

And I actually just used that shake, rattle & roll recipe the other day. Sadly, my boyfriend and I shook it a little too much and the liquid reincorporated into the butter and I'm not even sure what you'd call that. I was pretty disappointed but next time we'll get it right I'm sure. :)

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Tina said...

First time I had REAL grass fed Amish butter on plain old green beans I thought I had died and gone to heaven. That's all I can use now! Current favorite is on homemade pumpkin spice muffins :-)

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Anonymous said...

Hot homemade yeast rolls.

QuietClimb said...

i LOVE slathering toast in butter and then dipping the toast into my 'dippy' eggs for breakfast...it's glorious!

Melanie J. said...

Butter in mashed potatoes...grew up on those suckers. Gotta trim my intake now, but the Irish in me loves those. Thanks for the opportunity, Ashley, and the recipe!

Jinger said...

I always made butter with my students when I taught elementary school. They loved it! And I'd like to make it again.

Jinger said...

My email: dianemblack@gmail.com

Thanks. Jinger from previous post.

Leanne Opaskar said...

Butter in pie crust, definitely and for sure. Once I started making it that way, I never looked back. It improves the flavor so tremendously.

moonbramble said...

Absolute favorite use of butter? Popcorn hands down!!





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Jennifer said...

Every Thanksgiving our family tradition was to make butter by shaking cream in an old mayonaise jar. My brother and I would get tired and my dad would have to finish it off. But it was always worth it! We continue the tradition today.

Grace said...

I grew up in dairy country in upstate NY. We were like the old lady in the Frank's Red Hot commercial - we put that s!*t on everything! I don't know if that is why I never bought into the demonization of animal fats. I just could never make myself eat the fake stuff.

Anyway, I must, must have butter on pasta. It goes right under the spaghetti sauce I like it on peanut butter sandwiches. I adore it on any kind of potato, rice, etc. Sometimes I put a pat of butter on top of a bowl of bean soup and then grind a lot of black pepper on top of that. Last night I ate a slice of regular, grocery store French bread with a generous helping of some pastured Amish butter I literally buy from a back room fridge at a store I know of. Ahem. I was thinking as I ate it that it was one of the best tasting foods I had ever had. Simple and perfect - what in this world is better than bread and butter?

camille said...

Radish slices are better with butter. I promise.

Sarah C said...

I love it on so many things, but probably used to fry eggs and on freshly made bread would be my favorite!

Sarah C said...

Oh and I can be reached at beingfrugalbychoiceblog@gmail.com or www.beingfrugalbychoice.blogspot.com

Meg said...

I love butter on fresh bread and corn on the cob! I'm planning to make my own butter for Thanksgiving :)

Ann Gottfried said...

I simply love butter on everything! You just can't go wrong with butter.

Kim said...

Banana Bread is BETTER with butter!

Kay said...

I've always heard of leaving your butter out on the cabinet....this would give me a reason to try it out!! pinesnpickets@hotmail.com

Mark & Katie said...

Favorite way to eat butter... on fresh bread, toast or baked potatoes! I bake all our bread, so it's only fitting that I should start making butter... on my list of goals for this winter!

Ngo Family Farm said...

Oh, I've wanted a butter crock for the longest time! You can never have too much butter when baking cinnamon rolls!
-Jaime

redhott said...

I think the real question is what doesn't butter improve. I love real butter and add it to everything. What my baby doesn't know can't hurt him, right?

j.thrift said...

It's honestly hard to think of anything that's NOT better with butter, but my favorite is probably corn on the cob in the summer -- especially fresh from your own garden.

kristaandjess said...

So many things are better with real butter. We love colcannon for dinner (mmm, potatoes and kale) with a well of melted butter on top.

greyson briere said...

Fresh, out of the oven, Sourdough Bread smeared with butter and dripping with honey.

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emma said...

I love cooking with butter instead of other oils. I can't wait to try making my own!

Ian said...

At a very boring conference, an old pal and I who were horrified by the margarine served with toast, stole some individually portioned creamers and shook our margarine woes away.

Anonymous said...

Butter in pie pastry and basically everything!

Miss Music said...

Waffles are made better with butter...especially if each and every hole is filled liberally with lovely golden melted butter!

Candy said...

Butter is good with everything, but nothing like fresh hot bread from the oven with loads of butter

Candy Johnstone
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AnnDenee said...

butter on warm banana bread
yummmm

AnnDenee

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Rolinda said...

I can't think of much that isn't better with butter! But I have to say my favorite use is when it's spread over freshly baked whole grain bread. Yum!
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Sam said...

I grew up in with a mother who despised butter and used margarine for everything - blech! Magarine is a bad word in my house, we love real creamy butter! I can wait to make some butter shortbread for Christmas.

Kristy Lynn said...

Oh butter! Everything is better with butter. Peirogies Um, yes! Pancakes Um, yes! And of course, butter on butter?? UM, yes.

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I may be Canadian (= no thanksgiving) but I got me some Christmas comin up!

Carrie said...

Homemade bread is better with butter, and I have always wanted a butter bell.

Jessica said...

Ooo, awesome giveaway! Butter is so amazing and I've been meaning to make my own for a while! Is there anything better than a pat of butter spread on warm, fresh-from-the-oven bread?

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Carla said...

I make my own butter now after being inspired by your book, Home Dairy!

jenic said...

Any kind of soup is made fantastic with a pat of butter. I've been eyeing one of these butter crocks for awhile!

TooeleTwins said...

When I was little and we had our own cow (named Mandy, after the Barry Manilow song, no less), we used to make our own butter with a paddle contraption. Oh. Holy. Yum.

My favorite use of butter? It's so hard to choose! Sauteed mushrooms? Over a warm piece of banana bread? Apple pudding? My mouth is watering right now.

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Tracy said...

Everything is better with butter! I've recently started making my own and it is soooo good!!

Tracy
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Kate said...

My favorite way is in cornbread muffins! I cut down the middle of the muffin while it's still hot, and slice a nice pat of butter with the warm knife, and then push the pat in the muffin where it melts!! SOO YUMMY!!!

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Anonymous said...

Pound Cake. Oh, and Shortbread.

These are the best things you can make with butter, although it is true, that everything tastes better with butter.

Tory at aya dot yale dot edu

Andrew Seraphim said...

Well, I used to say everything besides your health. But now I know the truth! Animal fats and cholesterol are now my very dear friends. Keep spreading the glisteny gospel.

TeresaJM said...

Butter makes everything better - especially home-baked goodies

sloejennfizz said...

Butter, how I love thee, let me count the ways....Ok, if I can only pick one thing to slather butter on I'm going to say homemade blueberry muffins.
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miss mouse said...

Mmm butter! I've dreamed of owning a butter bell for ages, but have yet to stumble across one. So many things are made better with butter. Mmm, I could go for some corn on the cob!

Gloria said...

Butter on fresh hot rice reminds me of my childhood and my Grandma. I've recently begun looking for a butter bell (French butter dish) so winning one would be lovely.

Matt_Middleton said...

Melted butter and a light pinch of fleur de sel on popcorn :)

Amber said...

Everything's better with butter! Baked potatoes and popcorn can't not have butter on them!

Amber
maar04(at)comcast(dot)net

Frugal Flo said...

Hello! I found your blog when I purchased your Canning and Preservation book last week :) I just finished reading it today and thought I'd pop in and ask some questions and was surprised to see a Dairy book (in my edition of this book it only mentions the Chickens and the Bees so I assume the dairy book is the latest?). I'm still getting around to reading the rest of this blog (I just finished reading Tuesday's post) but would like to join in this giveaway.

I like to use butter when I'm finishing fish in the pan. I believe its called poulay (sp?) in French- where when the fish (or anything really) is about to finish, you spoon the butter continuously over the fillet, basting it with the sweet creamy deliciousness that is butter.

My name is Florence C and if possible I'd like to ask you some questions something about canning :) I can be contacted through my google account, bbjehcheung(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

kimberly35042 said...

I like butter with crackers!! Oh and mashed potatoes and a bisquit with butter and brown sugar--YUMYUM!

Kelly said...

I don't know if there is any better combination than bread on butter! Even better if the bread is fresh out of the oven!

Cat said...

Butter is so good and I completely agree with you about it being healthier! I think I might have to make some butter this weekend! If I do... I will use the butter to make crust for a pumpkin pie. Pie crust is always better with butter!

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Julie said...

Oooh, steamy, flaky, biscuits straight from the oven oozing with melted, salty butter.........
(Sorry, I passed out.)
p.s. I made butter for the first time recently. So worth it!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... a big chunk of butter on warm beer bread... mmm

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Laura said...

Muffins with oil are a horror! Bring on the butter!

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another feather said...

All about pasture raised butter! Butter spread on crumpets is always a special treat, & on stone ground grits, and I'm also really into all butter shortbread right now with a cup of tea.

Wendy said...

This year, I froze a big batch of sweet Jersey corn, fresh off the cob. That corn, jasmine rice, and a few tablespoons of butter was absolutely soul warming during that October snowstorm!

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