I love butter. I always have. I remember when I was younger I used to butter one slice of bread and sprinkle a little sugar on it and eat it. I don’t know why but I recall it tasted so good to me at the time.
When it comes to cooking, I prefer butter greatly over any spread. To me the food just tastes better. Holidays are definitely a time where I want everything to taste its best. The Easter dinner I will be serving this week requires a lot of butter. The rolls, the garlic bread, the vegetables, and especially the mashed potatoes. They all need butter. Now, butters can taste different so I generally stick to a limited number of brands when shopping. This week I tried some Finlandia Butter.
I found the Finlandia Butter right in my local ShopRite. You can’t easily miss the packaging of this imported butter as it contains the distinctive logo you probably know from Finlandia Cheese (which my hubby loves).
“Chosen by the most discriminating French chefs to create their famous baked goods and croissants, Finlandia Imported Butter is the ultimate butter for baking, cooking and especially, eating! This creamy, delicious butter starts with the purest milk in Europe from small Finnish family-owned farms where the cows are treated humanely and not given rBST or any artificial hormones. The fresh milk is carefully churned and cooled to a perfect temperature that creates a delightfully creamy flavor and smooth texture.”
Obviously I wasn’t going to wait until Easter Sunday to find out how the Finlandia Butter tastes, so I acquainted myself with this new premium butter yesterday. We tried it on just plain bread. The butter had a smooth and creamy texture and was totally delicious. It reminded me of the fancy gourmet butter you get at some restaurants.
Which got me to thinking that it would be fun to try and make some cute little butter figures for the holiday meal. I had an Easter mini-candy mold with the shapes of an egg, bunny, lamb and chick that I thought would be perfect. Here’s how I made them.
I let the butter soften a bit by leaving it out for about 45 minutes. Then I took a knife and sliced off small pieces and squished the butter into the mini-candy mold. I put the mold tray into the freezer to set. When I took it out almost two hours later I flipped it over and gently pressed on the solid side of the try, pushing the little butter shapes out the other side onto a plate.
I wasn’t able to get a really good picture of them because I was hurrying so they wouldn’t soften before I was finished but I can tell you they were adorable! They would be perfect for anyone doing some holiday entertaining this weekend.
Then I made a loaf of garlic bread. We love garlic bread. I’d never made garlic bread with European butter. I made the bread just as I always do, the only difference was the butter, which spread effortlessly across the bread. It smelled fantastic, and my oldest son (a garlic bread affecionado) commented on how good it tasted.
I can think of lots of other recipes that Finlandia Butter would be great for. Basically, Finlandia Imported Butter is the ultimate butter for baking, cooking and especially, eating!
What kind of recipe or baked good you think would be perfect for Finlandia Butter?
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