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    whip it, whip it real good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    We have butter from that #hellhole NZ. I approve. We also sometimes buy the Irish butter mentioned in the thread.

    The link I put in my post was a news item saying that a pack of certified organic NZ butter was selling for $10 in the US.
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    Lee... you got a report for us yet?

    C'mon... if this were Pless, he'd have each of those half done by now <G>
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    A little treastice on the difference in butter from different breeds of cows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Lee... you got a report for us yet?

    C'mon... if this were Pless, he'd have each of those half done by now <G>
    im betting lee is reticent to admit the irish cow juice butter to be superior to oregonian butter
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    i partook of the kerry gold on my morning extra crispy.

    it tasted like regular butter, but my pelt is especially luxurious today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post

    it tasted like regular butter
    i goota get me some oregon butter
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    We only buy New Zealand butter because, well..

    And there's a good semi soft, straight out of the recyclable plastic tub.

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    From Mock the Week- If it looks like butter and spreads straight from the fridge, you've probably had another power cut JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i goota get me some oregon butter
    Might as well do the full TasteTest. Get some from Visconsin too. And Varmont.
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    I find that butter takes a different shape once ingested than when it was in either sticks or 1 pound blocks. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Might as well do the full TasteTest. Get some from Visconsin too. And Varmont.
    I volunteer.

    Everyone send me a pound of your local butter. I'll post video.
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    i will concede that kerry gold has a richer taste than tillamook compared side by side, straight up. i suppose the kerry gold is slightly more "buttery".

    melted on toast or on cob corn or in a sautee i'm not sure i can taste the subtle difference.

    i can believe that people with more refined palates would have reason for a strong preference.

    but, i'm unlikely to pay extra for imported butter.

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    Muffin butter testing is complicated. You have your knife cut muffin x different butters, then you have your forked muffins x different butters.
    Don't even talk to me about the blackberry jam or guava jelly.

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    sometimes i will just break a muffin in half with my bare hands, dont have to tell you how that effects the taste of your different butters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    sometimes i will just break a muffin in half with my bare hands...
    We don't all have your manly grip strength tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    We don't all have your manly grip strength tho
    you should start with blueberry cupcake muffins, work your way up to the king of muffins, english sourdough. don't forget to cross train with bagels, raisin through new york style.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    ^ yeah, i went there!
    yet stopped short of cat videos
    i do have a bit of self respect
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    is all down hill from here

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    In the farming community where my father grew up there was a saying (one of many) amongst the old people- "There's better ways to kill a cat than choking him with butter". I'd love to know the origins of that one JayInOz

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    Those short, stubby ones don't fit in my butter dish.


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    In the bible of 1930s,1960s and on recipes , The Edmonds Cookbook, there is the most world famous in New Zealand recipe for chocolate fudge.
    Every school kid in the country can make that stuff when the folks go out, I remember it accurately to this day.
    Annnyyyway, there is this key ingredient and quantification, ' add a knob of butter'.

    I still have the same question, say whut? What is a knob of butter? Teaspoon? Tablespoon? A knife curl?
    Usual answer to the perennial question. ..'some'.

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    when one googles 'knob of butter' this is the first result
    hope this helps

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    One should not Google such things , gwasshopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    The link I put in my post was a news item saying that a pack of certified organic NZ butter was selling for $10 in the US.

    The NZ organic butter sells for $6.80 here!

    My uncle Tom would turn in his grave if he knew I paid that much for butter! He was the manager of Western Star Butter here in Melbourne after managing the Warrnambool factory for years. He started on the factory floor with hosing down and cleaning duties and worked his way up to being manager and for most of my life that's the only butter i would ever buy.

    Nothing wrong with it @ $3.50
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