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Butter Bell Bliss – Ceramic Butter Keeper, Prairie Green Stripe

Here's a tried-and-true French-country way to keep your favorite golden goodness soft and spreadable. Originating in the late 1800s, this method involves adding water to the base of the keeper so that, coupled with anywhere from 1/2 a stick to a full stick of butter, it creates an airtight seal. With earthy good looks for days, we're keeping this wheel-thrown stoneware beauty front and center on our countertops (and close to the toaster, of course). At Modern Prairie it's no secret we love our butter. That spreadable gold makes the rounds in more ways than one—at office events, in recipe testing extravaganzas, and in *ahem* heated debates about how to get cold butter onto your morning waffle with a perfect melt-to-surface ratio. We told you we were serious—and you bet we're taken with this number. Ready to get the butter-keeping going? We've got a few tips for you:
  • Start by adding a bit of water to the bottom of the keeper—the water should touch the top of your butter when you put the lid on.
  • Add enough room-temperature butter to the top so that it is full, but not overflowing (about 3/4 to 1 stick of butter should do).
  • Don't forget to change the water in your dish every 2 to 3 days. That way, your golden goodness can stay fresh-as-can-be at room temp for about a week.
  • Oh, and pro tip: If your butter begins to soften too much, don’t fret! Just pop it in the fridge until it’s that just-right texture

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Hand made in the Catskills of New York by Nonna Hall of Nonneta’s Keramika
Nonna has been working with ceramics for over two decades.  “The process of making something out of nothing is truly magnificent, and I love to see how something unique that I have made, can make someone else happy; it’s a priceless gift that I treasure being a part of.”

Wheel-thrown, by hand, so each piece may be slightly different

Butter keeper is roughly 2.5″ in diameter x 2″ H
Jar dimensions are roughly 4″ in diameter x 3″ H
Holds about 1/2 a stick, or .15 cups of butter.
Due to the handmade nature of each item small size variations can occur.

Stone cookware features a smooth non-stick surface. Therefore, food doesn’t stick to the cooking surface, cleaning is easy and food doesn’t stick.

Unlike other non-stick cookware, stone cookware is dishwasher safe. You can do both hand cleaning and dishwasher cleaning.