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Jacques Pepin demonstrates this easy, elegant trick.

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1. Let a 1-lb. block of butter come to room temperature. Todd Coleman
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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
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3. Continue scraping butter until a ridged half circle forms on your knife. Todd Coleman
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4. Carefully curl the butter rose around your finger. Todd Coleman
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5. Working quickly, mold the butter into a flower shape. Todd Coleman
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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

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