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:
Country life Butter from the 1980’s
Country Life butter (slightly salted - animated) 1980s
Anchor Butter Football
Anchor Butter 'Made By Cows' advert
Lurpak Butter Advert featuring Douglas and Penelope Keith.
Lurpak Advert (1986)
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."
Who's there !
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…
Please visit goboldwithbutter.com for more fantastic butter recipes… Here are two excellent recipes off he site that I baked today.
Cinnamon Toast Scones
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
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
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
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
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.
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