The handsome Porcelain Butter Dish with a Bamboo Lid (Amazon link) you see here was just tossed in my Amazon cart with the flair of someone who spends entirely too much time on Amazon.
I can’t wait for it to arrive to put it to use. When it’s safe and sound in its new home, I’ll come back here and add photos and thoughts, but for now, I was simply eager to tell you about this beauty as well as butter dishes in general.
Butter dishes used to be a common thing in kitchens. I’m really not sure how or why we gravitated away from them. They originated sometime in the 1800s and, while it certainly didn’t go that far back (!!!), I remember them being used by both of my grandmothers.
I love the idea of butter being available to be used JUST as it should be used… completely spreadable. I’ve run into the cold butter blues three times recently:
- My youngest daughter made me some delicious gluten-free strawberry and blueberry muffins a few days ago (no idea how I got so lucky to have her for a daughter, but I’m never sending her back). Even when the muffins were warm, the cold butter didn’t spread – it just sort of chucked itself on there. It was an even bigger disaster when I tried to butter a cold muffin. I had to break off pieces of butter and place them strategically onto said muffin.
- I had a piping hot bowl of oatmeal and, after adding butter, it was no longer piping hot but just kind of warm.
- Okay, three words: gluten-free bread. Or would that be two words?? Anyway, if you’re familiar with gluten-free bread, you know it’s not at all easy to live with. If (Heaven forbid) you want to butter it, it will fall apart faster than a 13 year old girl who’s certain her life is over when her friend moves away.
Each of these situations would be completely taken care of with a butter dish – the butter will be room temperature and ready, willing, and able to be spread on bread, muffins, or biscuits or added to a hot bowl of oatmeal without giving it the big chill.
Anyone who (like me) only uses butter would never even think about asking, “Why not just use margarine?” but others unfamiliar with the superiority of the taste and health benefits of butter might be tempted to ask this very question. If you’re still in the margarine crowd, I beg you to start buying and using real butter. The taste is so superior it’ll blow you away.
A few of the things I love Most About this Butter Dish:
- Perfect Groove for the Knife Right in the Lid. The knife is always handy to use when you need it, so you don’t have to go digging through drawers like a frantic kitchen elf. There are few roles I hate assuming more than a frantic kitchen elf looking for something she needs right now!
- Large Size. I’ve seen some butter dishes where you’d do well to get half a stick inside – this one has more than enough room.
- Porcelain. This gorgeous Butter Dish is porcelain, meaning it’s easy to clean and made to last.
- Perfect for any Decor, or Color Scheme. I admit it, I change the “vibe” or “energy” of my kitchen often – each season and holiday brings with it its own special colors, knick knacks, and festivity. This great looking butter dish will go with cupid’s hearts, spring flowers, Easter eggs, summer bouquets, Fourth of July flags, ghosts and goblins, turkeys, snowmen, Santa, and everything in between. In fact, the notorious elf on a shelf might just use this for his first perch this season. Seems like something he’d do.
Click through for a closer look at the beautiful Porcelain Butter Dish with a Bamboo Lid (Amazon link).