French Butter Keeper
A French butter keeper is a lidded vessel used to keep your butter fresh and at a perfect spreadable consistency outside of the refrigerator. It is a two part design that originated in the 19th century: a base that holds water, and a lid with a cavity for holding butter.
How to use it:
Start by bringing a stick of butter to room temperature. Once it has reached room temperature, take a knife (or your fingers if you don’t mind a little grease) and pack it in tight to the lid cavity. The butter should be flush with the lip of the cup.
Then fill the base with about a half inch of water. You want enough water to where it is coming in contact with the lip of your lid cavity once you put it back on the base. You will want to refill your water about once a week.
Size: 3.75 wide by 3.5 tall