Keep your Butter Soft the French Way
That is right…you can keep your butter soft and fresh at room temperature. The French have been doing it for centuries by using a container called the butter bell.
How the Butter Bell works
The Secret to Fresh Creamy Butter is the Airtight Seal
The unique design keeps butter at the perfect “spreading” consistency by reflecting outside heat while insulating and cooling the butter. Flavor and freshness is protected by an airtight seal of water at the base of the crock.
Proper maintenance: Water should be changed out every three days. Replace existing water in the base with fresh, cold water. The crock should be stored away from heat or sunlight.
Holds up to one full stick (1/2 cup) of butter. Softened butter is packed firmly into the bell-shaped lid. Cold water is poured into the base of the crock. The lid is placed upside down back into the base of the crock. Soft, spreadable butter may be enjoyed and served right from the crock. (http://www.butterbell.com/)
You can purchase a Butter Bell locally at Orange Tree Imports. The price ranges between $15-35. I use mine daily and it was my Grandma’s favorite Christmas gift. She even insists on putting the KerryGold pastured butter in it. Now there is no reason that you need to use those polyunsaturated fat filled fake butter spreads anymore.
Life is just so much better with butter!!!