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Sunday, April 17, 2011

For the love of...

... butter...

I know in my heart that I loved butter... but I had forgotten what it tasted like. How it tasted. What I was missing. I have gotten so used to using Becel with olive oil that it has ended up tasting really good. So good in fact, that I didn't remember how much better butter was. The other thing I didn't realize was the actual difference between unsalted and salted butter. Unsalted butter always seemed to be a lesser beast... something relegated to cookie batter... but not for eating. I've had a bit of unsalted butter sitting on the counter for a while...  leftover from something I had baked... I can't even remember now what it was. The other day I ran out of Becel, so I used the unsalted butter for my Eggo waffles... One waffle with Peanut Butter and the other with the unsalted butter...  At the time I had an experience that for some reason I just figured was my taste buds being super sensitive. The butter was creamy and sweet on the tongue, with the syrup just so. It was like butter heaven. Well.... tonight.... I was having a piece of Eclat Noir Chocolat....


... and then figured I would try it with some Peanut Butter... good.... nice... Then I tried a small piece of the chocolate on a whole grain Ritz Cracker with a dab of the unsalted butter.... Ooooog.  Sublime. I needed a glass of milk. I lost all restraint. I didn't bother with a glass... I drank the cold milk directly from the carton... and it was so good... I almost didn't stop.

8 comments:

Andrew Phule said...

Have you tried honey butter? It's even better.

Spockgirl said...

Andrew:
Hmm... Honey and butter yes, but not honey butter. Sounds almost too tantalizingly tasty to try.

thormoo said...

I'm a true believer in the amazing healing powers of unsalted butter...OK, I jest but BUTTER ROCKS!

English Muffin, unsalted joy, er butter and Blueberry Preserves (My latest delectable obsession!), Hmm, mm...GOOD.

Jeanie said...

every time you write something about food ~ I get ravenous. Maybe you should be a food critic? LOL

Spockgirl said...

T:
I was just thinking.. butter makes everything better. I remember I used to have a toasted English Muffin with butter that would melt into it, topped off with raspberry jelly. Butter melting off of hot corn on the cob... Come to think of it, butter deserves a much bigger post than the one I did.

Spockgirl said...

Jeanie:
Funny you should say that... the other day I was thinking about doing a food critique of ... hamburgers.

And... thank you for the Hot Dog yesterday! Yummy.

Jeanie said...

That damn hotdog gave me grief :(

Spockgirl said...

J:
Sorry to hear that. Hope it didn't last long. Maybe it was the Hot Dog AND that chair...