French Butter Keeper

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”

– Julia Child

Julia used a butter keeper. What is a butter keeper? Something beautiful and useful for the kitchen. There are many styles on the market. A simple ‘French Butter Keeper,’ from the ‘Crate and Barrel’ Marble Collection is the one I chose.

Drop an ice cube or small amount of cold water into the large vessel. Cut a cube of butter. Press and pack the softened butter into the smaller vessel. Invert the butter vessel into the water. A seal is formed. Voila!

The butter stays chill on the counter and spreadable. Change the water after two-three days. Instructions and reviews are posted on the ‘Crate and Barrel’ Website.

Perfect toast every time.