Jacques Pepin demonstrates this easy, elegant trick.
1. Let a 1-lb. block of butter come to room temperature. Todd Coleman 2. Holding the block of butter in one hand and a paring knife in the other, scrape the blade across the top of the butter. Todd Coleman 3. Continue scraping butter until a ridged half circle forms on your knife. Todd Coleman 4. Carefully curl the butter rose around your finger. Todd Coleman 5. Working quickly, mold the butter into a flower shape. Todd Coleman 6. Use butter rose to make a decorative butter plate or serve with a composed salad. See all of our Jacques Pepin galleries. Todd Coleman