There is nothing more that I hate then a nice warm toast and hard butter to tear apart my bread as I butter it. So when I heard about this gadget I just had to get one (which goes a few years back already).
Trudeau Bianca Butter Keeper – Â½ cup – White/Stainless steel
This porcelain butter keeper solves the problem by enabling you to safely store your butter out of the refrigerator, so it stays soft and spreadable.
Before the age of refrigeration butter was often kept in earthenware pots , sometimes covered in water. The modern butter keeper is thought to have first appeared in France in the Middle Ages. What is the secret? The water creates a barrier between the butter and the air. Its the contact with the air that makes the butter go rancid.
Simply fill the base of the butter keeper with a bit of cold water. Pack softened butter into the cup of the lid and invert onto the base of the butter keeper. The water creates a complete seal around the cup to keep the butter fresh. Change the water every other day.
Capacity: 125 milliliters
Materials: Porcelain with stainless steel base
Care: Dishwasher safe
It has the added bonus of looking quite sexy too!
Now this is useful! Around here, morning toast is usually a race against time: as soon as the toaster oven bell goes off, I stop whatever I’m doing and rush to get the toast out and put butter on it immediately, while the bread is still hot enough to melt the butter. As inconvenient as it is, I’ve grown rather fond of the ritual…
@ The Chocolate Priestess…no harder then a container of margarine. It not deep and the mouth is wide
Interesting gadget. How difficult is it to get the butter out as you get near the bottom of the keeper? I hate throwing away any food and so I tend to get miffed at jars as they get near empty.
Wow. Interesting. I’m going to have to get one of these. I’m not a big fan of margarine, which of course stays soft, so I use butter, but ti’s always so hard. Thanks for the idea!