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but·ter

(bŭt'ĕr),
1. A coherent mass of milk fat, obtained by churning or shaking cream until the separate fat globules run together, leaving a liquid residue, buttermilk.
2. A soft solid having more or less the consistency of butter.
[L. butyrum, G. boutyros, prob. fr. bous, cow, + tyros, cheese]

butter

a soft, solid substance, such as the oily mass produced by churning cream.

butter

Drug slang
A regional term for:
(1) Marijuana.
(2) Crack cocaine.
 
Nutrition
An oily, unctuous substance obtained from dairy products by churning, commonly used for cooking or as a condiment.

but·ter

(bŭt'ĕr)
1. A coherent emulsion of milk fat, obtained by churning or shaking cream until the separate fat globules run together, leaving a liquid residue, buttermilk.
2. A soft solid having the consistency of butter.
[L. butyrum, G. boutyros, prob. fr. bous, cow, + tyros, cheese]
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Put plain or roasted nuts or seeds into a food processor and process until the "butter" reaches your desired consistency; if it's too thick, add a small amount of vegetable oil (preferably an oil that is expeller-pressed, which means it has been minimally processed) to make the nut butter spreadable.
Blitz crispy chicken skin in a food processor with flaky sea salt, a pinch of paprika and some butter.
Once you have about a pint of cream, you're ready to make butter.
While the jars are heating, melt butter slowly until it comes to a slow boil.
Whipped butter is simply whipped to mix air It makes butter easier to spread
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Sweet sweet cream butter is the purest butter--it most cleanly expresses the essence of the underlying cream.
Sweeter than peanut butter, almond butter has more cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fat, bone-strengthening magnesium, calcium and phosphorus and antioxidant vitamin E than its peanut brethren.
author of 1,000 GlutenFree Recipes (Wiley) suggests mixing a teaspoon of almond butter with three tablespoons sherry vinegar and 1/4 cup each of olive oil and orange juice.
But there's so much more that can benefit from a flavoured butter - chicken, fish and steak.
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