Tibetan monks have long been engaged in the art of butter sculpting and the results are often astounding. For most people butter is something they engage with at breakfast or when cooking, or perhaps at the Applegreen deli counter when ordering their chicken fillet roll – “Would you like butter on that?”. Why people have even written songs celebrating it.
Of course there are very varying opinions on whether it’s good for us or a tasty addictive killer. One thing is sure, if ever there was a breakfast problem waiting to be solved it’s spreading butter directly from the fridge. Particularly problematic if you’re a fan of un-toasted Irish or American style white sliced bread, how many times have you ended up creating craters around a butter island and after many dry bites having an over the top butter encounter. No doubt butter sculptures began when somebody tried to spread hard butter and ended up with a shape they recognised on their bread.
Well a group of Australian butter enthusiasts have solved the problem and it’s certain to revolutionise not just the spreading of butter, but it’s very likely that the ‘stupendous, splendiferous butterup’ knife will soon be in every butter sculptors tool bag. At Applegreen, we are all about simple solutions daily, we recognise one when we see it.