French Butter Bell

French butter bell - the simple hive

We are butter people, here at the hive.  We don’t overdo it, but we love butter.  And cheese.  Always the cheese.

The downside of butter, is that it isn’t spreadable when it is cold and it must remain refrigerated because it’s perishable.

Enter the French butter bell.  Tada!

French butter bell - the simple hive

This butter bell is beautiful and functional.  The good people at Homestead Heritage, just outside of Waco, TX, make these beautiful French butter bells and sell them in their Potter’s House and Gift Barn.  This one is in the Homestead Green color and it’s made with Texas clay.  Getcha one!

It simple to use and the butter says fresh and, most importantly, spreadable!

Simply soften a stick of butter, or make your own fresh butter.  When the butter is soft, moosh it (highly technical term) into the bell-shaped part of the lid.  Fill the crock about halfway with cold water (I use filtered) and place the lid on so that the bell with the butter hangs in the cold water.

French butter bell - the simple hive

That’s all there is to it!  Refrigeration is not necessary for fresh, soft and spreadable buttah!

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  1. My cousin had something similar. That is just so neat! I am always needing to pull out my butter earlier to make it spreadable. Thank you for sharing this handy tool on the Art of Home-Making Mondays 🙂


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