Sunday, March 18, 2012

French Butter Keepers!

French Butter Keeper
Butter Bulb™ by Barbara Dunshee
I've loved the idea of French Butterdishes for years, long before I made ceramics myself. Soft butter, yes! But, I didn't like the way they looked. It took me another 5 years, of designing, abandoning and revisiting before I had a design vision I liked. In fact, I love my design now. I give them all a big happy dot on top and rounded parts that look lovely and feel comfy to hold. And finally, the butter chamber is bulbous, rather than the traditional straight cylinder. That holds the butter in even better so it doesn't fall into the water in the bottom chamber. This is why I've named my design Butter Bulb™!

Watch my YouTube Video video of the easiest way to fill the Butter Bulb™

Pictured is my large version of a French butter crock and holds two sticks of butter (2 sticks = 1 cup = 8 oz = 226 grams). Available through my Etsy shop!

Other colors available only as MADE TO ORDER. Please allow 6-8 weeks prior to shipping.
( browse my "sold" section at my Etsy shop )

My take on the French Butter Keeper. French Butter Dishes keep butter soft AND fresh on the counter top. Fill the top with butter, fill the bottom with water and the water will create enough of a seal to keep the butter fresh at room temperature. It feels sweet in the hand, very ergonomic. My design is a shallow version of the typical French Butter Dish cylinder for better butter access. I call mine "Butter Bulbs™". Nice for serving goat cheese or other soft spreads too, though I would keep those in the fridge till serving.

How the Butter Bulb™ holds the butter.