How to Shape & Wrap Butter

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Once you’ve made it you can shape your butter into different sized blocks depending on your needs – a single family-sized block or two small blocks, one for eating and one for freezing or giving away. You can also make four classic sticks of butter for easy measuring in cooking. Butter Paddles are great tools for helping press and shape butter without getting it warm. Here is our easy (origami) guide to wrapping a 1 lb (500 g) block of butter.

  1. Take a square of baking paper and fold the paper up along the long sides of the block.
  2. Fold the base halfway up each end of the block.
  3. Close the door at each end of the block, leaving the top open.
  4. Fold the top of each end of the block in towards the center.
  5. Fold the top sides down, overlapping slightly and seal.

Once you’ve shaped and wrapped your butter, date it and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Baking paper stops the butter absorbing strong flavors from other foods.

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Reprinted with permission from How to Make Butter & Yogurt by Heather Cole and published by Country Trading Co. 

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