Monday, February 28, 2011

I Heart Butter

I admit it.  I love butter--the Capital L.O.V.E. kind.  Cold butter on fresh BreadBrown Butter on vegetables.  Butter Shortbread.  You name it...if it has butter in it,  it just is better.  I suppose I come by it honestly, my Grandpa used to own a creamery, where the slogan for  Cutter's Butter was "It's better with Butter!".

Butter vs. Margarine.
Butter wins, I think, hands down--for lots of reasons.  It tastes better.  It offers cakes and cookies better texture.  It is closer to a natural state, not chemically extracted .  Butter contains some nutritional value--like fat soluble vitamins like A,D,E and K, margarine on the other hand is virtually nutritionally void.

Now, I am not suggesting that you should consume pounds of butter every week--because it is high in fat and calories...but I am suggesting that everything in moderation is okay in your diet...I am suggesting that you do a little bit of research and decide for yourself--there is much to debate these days!

Which side of the fence are you on?  You know which side I am on--the side that substitutes butter in every recipe that calls for shortening and margarine .
...I heart you butter...

Butter Squares
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients and press into a square 9x9 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  While they are still warm, cut into squares.

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