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Butter or Oil?

I love fun little details for entertaining. At a restaurant, I recently saw a great idea on a way to serve both butter and olive oil for dipping along side bread.

Start with a small container that is shallow. Soften butter (unsalted) to room temp and spread in container so butter is flush with top. Chill.

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Scoop out 1, 2, or even three indentations with a melon scoop or espresso spoon.
Chill again.

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Just before serving bread, pour a little olive oil into indentation. Try a couple different flavors. I added peperocino (red chili flakes) to one, and used a garlic-parmigiano dipping oil in the other. Try a basil or rosemary infused oil. Lastly, sprinkle top of butter with a colored sea salt or cracked pink or black pepper. (I used pink salt, citrus salt and pepper.) Your guests and dip OR spread!

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Comments (2)

Gerardina:

Love this. Its all in the details. Going to use it!

This is such a great idea!

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