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Would you like some bread with that butter??? 
 
Apr. 16, 2012 3:35 pm 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 8:14 pm

Anything you can do I can do butter, I can do anything butter than you…


Butter is the first and best of any of the fats, its like a ray of sunshine on our butter knife.  A naked piece of toast is just that, but add a scrape of the golden stuff and its simply whole and complete.   I have spent my life being a butter nut, I will not and do not eat any butter subsetute that hits our grocery store shelves.  I just adore hot crumpets smeared with butter, rich fruit scones stacked with butter and jam, or simply a nice rich Maderia cake, topped with yes, you guessed it butter!


In my kitchen Salted butter is mostly used for everyday use, while unsalted butter tends to be my main ingredient in baking, also the preferred choice of most chefs.


When I think of butter, I do think back to my childhood.  I guess for many reasons, one is straight away of my grandma baking.  She only used what she called “best” butter and she really did bake the most perfect cake’s and pastry.  The other butter memories are of some of the great tv commercials we had for butter, a few of them are listed below if you would like a trip down my memory lane:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCusJRcbhEo&amp;feature=related<

Country life Butter from the 1980’s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwH30mME_Ss&amp;feature=related<

Country Life butter (slightly salted - animated) 1980s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRf_NUgv90s&amp;feature=related<

Anchor Butter Football


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv1FhC_ascw&amp;NR=1&amp;feature=endscreen<

Anchor Butter 'Made By Cows' advert


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVUtYQ8oPlI<

Lurpak Butter Advert featuring Douglas and Penelope Keith.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FuHQJi1keA&amp;feature=endscreen&amp;NR=1<

Lurpak Advert (1986)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHiM9W4m0kk<

Willow Butter advert


 We can even share a few laughs with butter, how about one of these butter Jokes


What do ghosts eat? 


Dread and butter pudding.

And what's your name?" the secretary asked the next new boy. "Butter." "I hope your first name's not Roland," smirked the secretary. "No, ma'am. It's Brendan."

Knock Knock
Who's there !
Butter !
Butter who ?
Butter be quick, I have to go to the bathroom


Just to show you how much I use butter in my cooking, I have pulled together a few of my favorite recipes from this site ~ using of course BUTTER…


http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-orange-scones/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/carrots-in-dill-butter/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-butter-chicken/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lavender-shortbread-cookies/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/graham-cracker-cookies/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peppermint-biscotti/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pink-ladies/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/raspberry-custard-kuchen/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/white-chocolate-fruit-tart/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pineapple-upside-down-cake-vii/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/irish-pound-cake/detail.aspx<

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-crumb-muffins/detail.aspx<


Please visit goboldwithbutter.com for more fantastic butter recipes… Here are two excellent recipes off he site that I baked today.


Cinnamon Toast Scones

Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 cup all purpose flour


4 tablespoons sugar


1 tablespoon baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt


6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into 6 pieces)


3/4 cup raisins


1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 egg, beaten


1 cup heavy whipping cream


1/4 cup sugar


1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and work into the flour mixture, using your hands or a pastry blender, until the butter and flour form pea size balls. Add raisins and stir.

Add vanilla, egg and 1/2 cup of the heavy cream. Mix together. If the dough is too dry, continue mixing and adding more cream in small increments until a pliable dough has formed.

Dump dough onto a floured surface and form into about an inch tall rectangle. Cut into triangles. Brush the tops with more heavy cream. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle mixture on top of scones.

Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes. Top with your favorite icing.


Dark Chocolate-Sour Cherry Brownie


Makes 16 2-inch brownies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried sour cherries, chopped


1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided


1/2 teaspoon salt


6 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate


1/2 cup unsalted butter


3/4 cup granulated sugar


2 large eggs


2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

Toss chopped cherries in 1 tablespoon flour. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour and salt. Set both aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter in microwave at 30-second intervals until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth.

In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and mix until combined.

Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in cherries.

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.

Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.


I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position, which I totally love) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertisers are only used for experienced based reviews -. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Lindsey Buckley (apple.strudel). This blog was written in support of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and ’s Dairy Farmers and their GO BOLD WITH BUTTER campaign.




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Comments
Apr. 16, 2012 3:54 pm
How do you know when an elephant's been in your fridge?.............There are footprints in the butter. Beautiful pictures and cute commercials. Everything sounds so tasty!
 
Apr. 17, 2012 1:11 am
Pam-3BoysMama ~ thats such a funny joke. Thank you for stopping by.
 
sueb 
Apr. 17, 2012 2:20 am
Lots of butter! Good blog!
 
Apr. 17, 2012 2:38 am
I think most of us who love to bake LOVE butter! :) I won't bake without it and never use margarine (which I grew up with). To me there is nothing better than a warm homemade roll slathered with lots of butter! Thank you for all the links!
 
Apr. 17, 2012 5:13 am
You need some butter because you are on a roll! Great blog. Love the Cow commercials they're really a hoot.
 
Apr. 17, 2012 1:43 pm
Sorry, I just skipped to the pictures. I wish my stuff would look that pretty!
 
Lela 
Apr. 17, 2012 8:06 pm
Beautiful photos of treats made with butter. The pineapple upside down cake makes me so hungry.
 
Apr. 17, 2012 11:13 pm
In the words of "my friend," Paula Dean... "start with a pound of butter!" I can't say it any better! Be well!
 
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Apr. 23, 2012 6:23 pm
as Rose implied I am dazzled that a person able to earn $8579 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read this page http://1st.ly/pag9w
 
 
 
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A little about me, I am a wife and Mum of two gorgeous boys aged 18 and 23, and now mummy to two adorable English Cocker Spaniel puppies named Brie and Henri. We have been living in the US now for 5 years. (You will also see me on allrecipes.co.uk - AR's UK site). I guess like most other European’s I don’t eat to live, but live to eat!!! One of my great passions in life is food. Good home cooked, fresh produce. Especially if it is sourced locally. I truly believe that it is so important at the end of the day for a family to sit down and eat a home cooked dinner together. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen now, which always amuses my husband. A few years back we had a small public house and restaurant in the Derbyshire Countryside (England). Never once would I venture in the kitchen. With all those professionals there was certainly no need for an amateur! Should you wish you can contact me at thebritishbaker@mail.com
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More than anything I adore baking. Cakes, Cookies (or biscuits as they are known to me) and my latest love is baking bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my earlier memories are sitting at my Grandma’s kitchen table in England, watching her bake. She insisted on having to bake a fresh cake everyday. My Grandad was a big cake fan, and a cake always had to be kept in the pantry just in case a visitor should call. Not that you could move in the pantry for more sugar, flour and butter then any village store. (Just in case food rationing ever came back). Unfortunately my Grandma has recently passed away, but her passion for baking will always live on through me and I hope that in time my baking skill will do her justice.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that actually turns out how it is supposed too!!!
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Oh my goodness where do I start, like everyone I have had the usual tragedies, sponge cakes that have sunk in the middle, over cooked pie crusts, bread that has just failed to rise but I can thankfully say with a little patience and practice I am finaly getting better!!!
 
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