Everything Is Better With Butter! - Eats and Treats by Tania Rebello | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Everything Is Better With Butter! - Eats and Treats by Tania Rebello

TDT | Manama                      

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Glossy, creamy, soft, and rich define the luscious butter we all love. Invented by a pleasant accident over ten thousand years ago, it is said that a herder travelled with a sheepskin container of milk strapped to the back of one of his sheep.

Upon reaching his destination, he found that the warm sheep’s milk had jostled during travelling and curdled into this tasty substance that we call butter.

When discovered, butter was used for various other purposes.

It was used as fuel in lamps, swallowed as a cough medicine and applied on aching joints.

It was also applied as a moisturiser and in cosmetics.

You can also prepare butter at home by simply churning heavy cream.

Churning is the process of vigorously shaking the cream until the buttermilk separates from the butter solids. Centuries ago, butter was churned in barrels.

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This was done with the help of family members or workers and, interestingly, by dogs using a treadmill to power the butter churn barrels.

Today, these processes are done with the help of machines on a larger scale.

The butter produced at home or on a smaller scale is often higher in fat content than those commercially produced. Butter with higher fat content usually makes a better final product.

Some enthusiasts have attempted to churn butter at home with gadgets readily available at local stores.

Undoubtedly one of the most versatile ingredients, butter has been used by every country over centuries in sweet and savoury dishes to add texture, richness, and lots of flavour to recipes.

Interestingly, India is the largest butter producer, churning over six million metric tonnes annually!

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Butter is used in cakes, cookies, and even scrambled eggs to add a buttery richness to pasta and a creamy finish to sauces.

A generous slather of this delicious condiment on toast is incomparable.

When served at a fancy restaurant along with hot bread, the combination is so addictive! Would you agree?

One of the most recent TikTok trends that caught my attention is Butter Boards.

This aesthetically pleasing combination of butter with toppings is an impressive way to serve bread and butter to your family and friends.

Since we have cold weather in Bahrain, we can be assured that the butter will not melt, and some warm bread is all you need to complete the experience.