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Old 11-21-2006, 06:19 AM   #11
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I use unsalted for all baking (simply cos my Mum did it that way!) but use a great French butter with tiny grains of salt for spreading on bread!
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:41 PM   #12
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I use unsalted for all baking (simply cos my Mum did it that way!) but use a great French butter with tiny grains of salt for spreading on bread!
I'd better not EVER know what that butter is, Ish, because I'm sure it would get me to eating even more bread than I already do, and that would be a BAD thing .
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:18 PM   #13
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It's called Bridel.... it is, without doubt, my favourite butter in the WORLD... slathered on home made granary bread... or on a slice of a teabread... YUMMMMMM

http://www.lactalis.co.uk/something_..._and_cream.asp
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:20 PM   #14
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Ishbel, it's not nice for you to torture us Yanks, you know.
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I use salted butter and a pinch or two of more salt with the dry ingredients.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:37 PM   #16
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Ishbel, it's not nice for you to torture us Yanks, you know.
What can I say? Our near proximity to mainland Europe is a real joy to us British folk!

Honestly, if you can EVER get your hands on some Bridel... spend the dosh, it's well worth it!
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:58 PM   #17
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Izzy, is it French?
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:03 PM   #18
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Ishbel, if they ever come up with a matter transmitter, you're going to get up one morning and find me sitting in your garden, waiting for a cup of tea and a slice of bread and butter.

I generally use salted butter for everything. If I'm planning to make candy or something like that, I buy un-salted butter. But if I do it spur of the moment, I'll use the salted butter, and it's fine.
I've always been told I was a great cook, but my standards certainly aren't as high as some of yours. I learn from you all every day.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:08 PM   #19
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Izzy, is it French?
Yes, it's French, Mudbug. It really IS my favourite 'eating' butter - and I tend to use President unsalted for cooking. I used to love Danish Lurpak slightly salted butter until I tried Bridel on a trip to France many years ago. Luckily, my local supermarket stocks lots and lots of butters. Another 'eating' butter I really like is made in the Orkney Isles of Scotland.

Constance: and if I find you at the end of the garden (you might find it a bit difficult to sit there comfortably, cos that's where the greenhouse and compost heaps are situated!) I'll just bring you out a pot of tea and a couple of home-made scones or some home-made granary bread. Do you prefer Earl Grey or Assam tea?!
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Earl Grey please! And I'll have some of your berries with my scones!
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