We are always excited to see more Amish Roll Butter in the share box! You may be wondering what makes Amish Roll Butter different from the butter in a grocery store?My obvious answer is taste, one taste of this butter and you will never go back, trust me. My second answer involves the process of making the butter. Amish Roll Butter is rolled and packaged by hand. Rolling the butter is what lets the fat spread out and keep its flavor. Grocery store butter is formed into sticks using machines so the butter fat is squeezed and not aloud to naturally spread out. The butter is put into tubes for molding and shaping and this alters the natural flavors of the butter. So, once the Amish roll butter is churned (they do this part with a machine), it is not put through equipment. Instead, the butter is hand rolled and packaged so the fat stays put and the flavor is amazing.
Here are some tricks to keep it safe and sound until you are ready for use.
If you love the spreadability of this creamy butter, but can’t wait for it to come to temp, then a butter bell/crock is for you! We first learned about this lovely little invention from fellow Springdellian Marian Harwood. (Thanks, Marian!) When used properly, it will keep butter safely at room temperature for up to 30 days!
If you live in a warm house, we suggest keeping your crock in a cooler area. If the butter gets too warm, it may melt and drop out of the bell and into the water. Start with just a smidge of butter, (whatever you might use in a sitting or two) and see what amount is going to work best for you, your butter storage area, and the capacity of your inverted crock. We can’t guarantee that you’ll not begin devouring more butter with one of these around, in fact, we can pretty much guarantee the opposite.
If you’d like to extend your butter for even longer than the date on the package, then freezing it is a great option.
Check out our recipe for Herb Butter, it’s a wonderful way to preserve herbs for winter use!
Recipes Using Butter
The Springdell Rib steak is basically a Delmonico with a little extra meat, fat and rib bone. This makes it the ideal candidate for making a savory pan sauce. I used parsley, but rosemary could be added, or experiment with other herbs as you see fit! Simple sides such as wild mushroom rice, sweet potato carrot mash or sautéed spinach make great accompaniments!
We don’t get too much cauliflower in the share and it’s season is short. Having tried cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower and cauliflower pizza crust, this may be my favorite use for cauliflower to date. Food Network’s recipe is great as-is, but if cutting corners to save time is your thing, perhaps make this dish in 2 phases as suggested in this post.
These scones are scrumptious! Review the recipe to see which stir-ins you might want to try with these, as they are not on the CSA365 pantry “staples” list and will likely require a trip to the market. (i.e. crystallized ginger, cinnamon chips, coarse sugar etc). You can skip the fancy stir-ins as well, a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon sugar also works.