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Here we have butter keeper with a close-up of a clump of dried weeds on the lid / chamber part. I Included with the crock is a handmade clay spreader knife / paddle. Sold separately my clay knives have a $12 price tag, only $5 when included with the butter crock. If you don't care to have a knife (it really does add to the pot as a whole:)) i will refund $5.00 via paypal or stick a "5 spot" in with the order when I'm wrapping it up for shipping. Not a problem! One of the photos shows the 2 I have on hand at the time of this listing.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of the french butter crock, "FBC" as I call them, here it is. It's a low-tech way to keep your butter soft, spreadable, and fresh, all without refrigeration. Simply pack your butter tightly into the tube and put enough water in the bottom part to form a seal. Air, the culprit for turning butter rancid, is kept away from the butter by the water. Change the water every few days, keep out of direct sunlight, there you have it. Soft spreadable butter all ready for your toast. I've heard that if you use unsalted butter it's a good idea to put a pinch of salt in the water below. these really do work. And besides, when not in use you get to look at a pretty cool handmade crock on your countertop instead of a rock-hard stick of butter in your fridge :)

Measurements are roughly 4" tall and 5 " from handle to handle. The tube part where you pack the butter holds around 6 ozs, which is about one stick. Instructions are included in case you forget what do with this rather strange looking pot, or are planning to give it as a gift.

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Stoneware French Butter Crock With Clay Paddle Knife Wild Weed Design


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stoneware clay, handmade ceramic decals, high fire cone 11 glazes, clay butter spreader, cork pads
  • Feedback: 980 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Wisconsin, United States