At Home and Living we are always interested in new trends, but sometimes it is an older concept that wins the race and, today, if you love butter, the innovation you might want to check into belongs to Butter Bell® Crock.
If you are watching the cooking channels or are a fan of spending a lot of quality time in the kitchen to create the dishes your family loves, you know that butter is a staple for chefs for rich delightful recipes. And you may not know this but refrigeration is not butter’s friend. The cold of the refrigerator affects the spreadability of course, but it also has a tendency to change both the texture and flavor. There is a great explanation of this phenomenon here: http://www.butterbell.com/page_display.php/history-of-butter-storage?url=history-of-butter-storage
“…butter is a staple for chefs for rich delightful recipes.”
The alternative to storing butter safely, while still maintaining the ability to spread it smoothly without employing the microwave or a thaw, is to use a Butter Bell® Crock. The company sent us one and we love it. The crock holds one stick of butter while maintaining the ideal temperature for fresh flavor and easy spreading—and all it calls for is a small amount of water and the Butter Bell® Crock.
This product is said to be endorsed by top chefs worldwide and being able to safely store it on the counter overnight is a plus. In addition, the glaze of the crock is both safe and easy to clean. For about twenty-five dollars you can purchase the very French-looking crocks and get perfect results for your toast or English muffin every morning.
Antique crocks: http://www.butterbell.com/product_display.php/12?id=12