Yamazaki Baking's "Spring Bread Festival" is a spring tradition that comes to Japan a little earlier than the cherry blossom front. Many households will buy only bread in order to earn points efficiently during the period.
"Butter" is indispensable for the delicious consumption of bread. However, I think everyone has the experience that when they tried to stretch hard butter, a hole was made in the toast that had been baked. This time, I would like to introduce useful goods to solve such problems and handle butter more comfortably.
Before that, it's important butter, but I would like to recommend "Calpis specially selected butter" with all my might. It's used in top-class restaurants, so it's a little pricey, but it's so delicious that once you eat it, you can't go back to normal butter. Not limited to bread, it will upgrade all dishes, so if you don't know it yet, please give it a try.
1. The heat of your hands softens the butter! "Spread That Butter Knife"
The first thing I would like to introduce is the "Spread That Butter Knife" made of a material with excellent heat conductivity. By transferring the heat of the hand holding the knife, even hard butter that has just been taken out of the refrigerator can be scraped or cut with a light force.
The knife weighs 85g (3oz) and fits comfortably in your hand. It is coated with titanium and feels smooth to the touch.
After holding it for about 20 seconds before using it (longer in winter or for people with cold hands), slide the jagged blade on the surface of the butter, and the butter will be scraped off. If you look closely, it seems that the part that touches the knife is certainly "melted".
Not only can it be scraped, but it can also be cut with a relatively light force. It can also be used for cheese and cream cheese, and its simple design makes it easy to wash.
2. "Moha Presto Butter Mill" with fluffy thread-like butter
For those who are reluctant to scrape the surface of butter, a butter mill is a good choice. With "Moha Presto Butter Mill", you can enjoy a new sensation of butter that has become fluffy and thread-like.
To use, just put the cut butter in the case and turn the lid. Even cold butter does not require power and can be used with the same feeling as a pepper mill. After turning it for a while, a thin butter will come out, so use a knife to remove it. It's easy to spread all over, and it seems that there are a lot of fluffy things, so it seems that it will be less than usual.
The container has a lid, so you can store it in the refrigerator with butter in it. The height of the mill is about 10 cm and it does not take up much space, so you can use it properly for toast and cooking.
3. I'm not afraid of lack of butter! "Fluffy butter cook" that can make butter in 3 minutes
It's been stable these days, but until a while ago there was a time when butter was scarce and not available at all. At that time, many of you may have remembered the episode "Butter can be made from fresh cream " that was depicted in the work "Super Kuishinbo" by Big Joh, a leading expert in the gourmet manga world.
Toyo Aluminum's "Fluffy Butter Cook" is a product that makes it easy to make homemade butter. To make it, just put 45% fat cream, salt and agitated stick in a container and keep shaking. By the way, I had an experience of making butter at a ranch before, but I remember shaking the bottle for a long time and my arm hurt. However, it is said that this goods can be done in 3 minutes, so I tried it while measuring the time.
After 3 minutes, the liquid butter turns into a whipped cream, and if you keep shaking it for another 2 minutes, the water (buttermilk) separates and is completed. Certainly butter was made in a short time!
Freshly made butter is delicious after all. It is recommended that you eat it on the spot, but it can be stored for a while because it has a lid for the case.
[Bonus] A butter knife that is convenient for the trendy "butter coffee"
"Butter coffee" is gradually attracting attention in Japan as it has a dieting effect. It is made by adding good quality unsalted butter to coffee, but the coffee has a caramel-like taste and is usually delicious as a drink (see the literature for details on how to make it).
Lastly, I would like to introduce Kai's "Square Cut Butter Knife," which can be used not only for bread but also for its butter coffee. The blade part is made at a right angle, and the butter can be cut into squares at once.
It's about the length of a teaspoon, so I put the cut knife in a coffee cup and mix it around. It requires less washing, and it is an item that is useful for soberness.
For those who like butter but are cumbersome to handle and avoid it, these goods and handmade butter may be fun to get up in the morning. I love butter in the first place, so I'm hoping that the butter will be exciting next to the bread festival.