Jacques Pépin on How to Make a Butter Rose

Jacques Pepin demonstrates this easy, elegant trick.

1. Let a 1-lb. block of butter come to room temperature.
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.
3. Continue scraping butter until a ridged half circle forms on your knife.
4. Carefully curl the butter rose around your finger.
5. Working quickly, mold the butter into a flower shape.
6. Use butter rose to make a decorative butter plate or serve with a composed salad. See all of our Jacques Pepin galleries.

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