Making your own spreadable butter will save you money and is also much healthier for you. Spreadable butter is generally made with Canola Oil, but making it with EVOO – extra virgin olive oil will give you much better health benefits from the included polyphenols. Keep in mind that many spreadable butters say they use olive oil, however many of those claims are false. What they're actually using is adulterated olive oil that has very little of the taste or health benefits of the real thing. Use certified EVOO from Olives NZ – look for the red sticker on the bottle.
It’s easy to make your own – all you need is 100 grams of butter, 1/3 Cup of Isobel Olives Olive Oil, and a glass container (as it’s easier to clean afterwards).
Soften the butter to room temperature, then cut them into pieces for easier mixing. Add your 1/3 cup (80mls) of EVOO and mix well with a fork or wooden spoon until completely blended, then refrigerate. You can double or triple the proportions to make bigger amounts. You can also use a small food processor or whisk but a wooden spoon is fine.’
Don’t melt the butter to speed up the process – heat changes the structure of food. You can spice it up and add variations – salt, lemon, fresh herbs, garlic – the sky is the limit.
Come meet us at the Marlborough Farmers Market!Every Sunday in Blenheim, Isobel Olives has a stall at the Marlborough Farmers Market. You can come taste, and fall in love with our locally produced extra virgin olive oil made with genuine Marlborough olives!
I have Three types of olive oil to choose from, including a rare speciality Koroneiki oil, as well as a Healing Balm. Bring a bottle and fill your own from our bulk oil.
Wondering about how to buy extra virgin olive oil? We can tell you all about making olive oil, how it was produced locally at the Marlborough olive press and even recipes for cooking!
Just ask for Chris!
See you this Sunday.
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