ASL Pewter French Butter Keeper
The ASL Pewter French Butter Keeper makes a unique gift. Approximately 2¾ inches tall and 3 inches round.
Pieces like this were used for centuries to keep butter fresh and cool. Fill the inner top cup (the "bell") with room temperature butter or margarine. Make sure there are no large air pockets. Put 1 to 1 1/2 inches of cold water in the bottom of the two parts. When the lid is in place, a seal is created with the inner cup, which keeps the butter fresh and easy to spread. Keep the bell on your countertop. Keep the surface of the butter free of crumbs. Change the water every 3 to 4 days. If your room temperature is about 78 degrees, put the keeper in the refrigerator overnight.