A Delightful Dilemma

A friend introduced me to the French Cheese Shop in the Mahana Yehuda Market in Jerusalem this morning. I now have a pound of the best butter I have ever tasted. Since my cat broke my toaster (he's a bread thief), slathering it on toast isn't an option. So - what to do? I need a recipe that showcases the butter flavor. I'm stuck on Danish pastry or brioche -- but would love some other ideas.

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plevee
plevee April 3, 2011

Shortbread or sables.

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tizzle
tizzle April 3, 2011

What a dilemma! Pound cake comes to mind, but if you are interested in a savory route, I suggest creating a savory butter (e.g., dill or peppercorn) to use on grilled fish, potatoes, asparagus, and other in-season veggies. Even the right recipe of chicken marsala showcases butter really nicely.

But you also can't go wrong with a nice pastry. Have fun!

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Burnt Offerings
Burnt Offerings April 3, 2011

Another savory idea is a classic buerre blanc or bearnaise sauce over lightly grilled fish or steak.

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Helen's All Night Diner

If you are feeling adventurous, you could may The Butter Dumplings. Eliminate the sage if you want to experience just the butter...
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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pierino
pierino April 3, 2011

Seriously not kosher (you are in Jerusalem, right) but I love a crisp baguette with ham, thinly sliced cornichons and lots of butter.

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amysarah
amysarah April 3, 2011

Spread on baguette slices, with radishes and sea salt. Slathered on really fresh rye bread, also with a sprinkling of salt (just the thought brings back my Russian grandma); the same, eaten with raw oysters with a simple mignonette sauce, and you're in Paris. Folded into crepes with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of coarse sugar.

But don't let your lack of a toaster deter you - do it in the broiler, just watch it carefully. Toast dripping with good butter is one of life's best affordable luxuries.

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StacyG
StacyG April 3, 2011

Gnocchi with a sage butter sauce would be divine.

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Soozll
Soozll April 4, 2011

Plain rice with a big pat of that butter would be my dream dish!

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Helen's All Night Diner

Oh, I forgot to say Popcorn!

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