Techniques How-To Jacques Pépin on How to Make a Butter Rose Published Dec 23, 2009 10:00 AM Techniques Recipes by Ingredient SHARE 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 Dairy How-To Chefs Food MORE TO READ RELATED Spain’s Coziest Fish Dish Is Atún con Tomate (Tuna and Tomato Stew) You won’t see this stew on fancy restaurant menus—but it’s an abuela-approved standby that you don’t want to miss. READ NOW RELATED Pasta alla Gricia (Pasta with Guanciale, Pecorino, and Black Pepper) If you like carbonara, you’ll love this Roman trattoria standby. RELATED No-Churn Durian Ice Cream The polarizing tropical fruit shines in this easy, no-gadgets-required recipe.