We eat a lot of real butter in our house – a lot. But like many butter lovers know, real butter kept in the fridge is hard to cut and not spreadable (unless of course you buy the spreadable kind…but I like stick butter better). I recently stumbled upon the Le Creuset Butter Crock and fell in love.
This butter crock sits on your counter – no refrigeration necessary. But don’t worry! Your butter stays fresh and doesn’t go rancid like you might think it would.
Here’s how it works…
Before there was refrigeration, people kept butter fresh by keeping it immersed in water. This little crock uses that same principle. You simply pack the cup on the underside of the lid with six ounces (about 1-1/2 sticks) of butter. Then, fill the crock one-third of the way up with cold water. Invert the lid/cup into the water and an air-tight seal is created. When you’re ready to spread, open the lid and set it on its wide, flat knob. Soft spreadable butter anytime you want or need it.
The butter crock won’t absorb odors or flavors, resists staining and chipping, and is dishwasher-safe.Â For best results, it says to change the water every few days. I will need to set a calendar reminder, but other than that, it sounds like it’s easy to use! Reviews on Amazon.com were also very positive, and I think I am putting this on my wish list.
What do you think? Would you use a butter crock?
Photo Source: amazon.com