I love butter! When I was young, we left butter out on the kitchen table. My mom likes to tell the story of finding me several times on top of the table with my fingers in the butter dish. But I digress, we NEVER put it in the fridge.
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Then all of a sudden it was kept in the fridge. I would hate it when the butter was so cold it wouldn’t spread on bread (when I wanted to make grilled cheese), toast or muffins. Nope, cold butter just won’t do. You need room temperature butter for the best spreadability.
Why the change? That’s a question I started to ponder last last year.
I started to do some research, and there is no reason why you can’t still keep the butter out of the fridge especial with The Original Butter Bell Crock.
The Original Butter Bell Crock is a modern version of the original French butter crock which allows butter to be kept at room temperature on the counter or tabletop for up to 30 days without spoilage, refrigeration, or odors.
How does it work?
To use The Original Butter Bell Crock, place one stick (1/2 cup) of soft butter into the bell-shaped lid of the crock. Then pour 1/3 cup cold water into the base of the crock. Place the lid upside down into the base. The water forms and airtight seal that keeps the butter cool but soft and fresh.
According to the manufacturer, the butter’s flavor and freshness is protected by an airtight seal of water at the base of the crock. It also helps keep the butter safe from contaminants.
Be sure to change the water every three days at the most the ensure that the water and butter remain cool and fresh. How hard has it been to replace the water every three days? Not bad at all! I have yet to forget to change the water. I put the crock on the my kitchen table so I see it every morning even when I don’t have anything that requires butter.
Washing the crock thoroughly before adding new butter.
The crock should be stored away from heat or sunlight.
I love it. Soft spreadable butter anytime you want it. I’ve even used it on occasion when I forgot to set butter out to soften for a recipe.
My husband was a little cautions. He came from a family where his mother kept the butter (or maybe it was margarine – yuck) in the refrigerator. He waited until I used it for several weeks to make sure I didn’t get sick.
Now he loves it too!
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