Irish butter

Irish butter is the best one in the world. It tastes like my grandmas home-made butter. I have been in love with it since the first bite of bread with this butter. The best butter brand is the Kerrygold butter. I was surprised that such a big company offers such tasty and natural products. I have tried other types of butter made by other companies but I have always come back to the Kerrygold butter. It tastes fantastic when it is spread on a piece of bread. It adds a lot of complexity to each bite. It is available in salted and unsalted varieties. That extra flavour is the result of cows in Ireland having a rich grass diet .
Irish cows are very happy animals because grass is fresh the whole year and they spend their entire lives on the pasture.

Butter is made from cream. Cream from around 15 litres of milk goes into making just half a kilo of butter. Around a third of the worlds milk is changed into butter. Ireland is the fourteenth largest producer of butter in the world.
Butter contains vitamins A, D and calcium and, of course, is high calorie.
In the past in Ireland butter was packed into wooden churns and stored in peat bogs, where it would keep well for some length of time. Sometimes forgotten butter turned into creamy cheese, which was often discovered by archaeologists.

Muffin with Kerrygold 

Buttermilk is used extensively in traditional Irish cooking. I have found many recipes for traditional Irish food where butter or buttermilk is used . My favourite are apple tart and buttermilk pudding.

Buttermilk Pudding

100 gram of sugar
250 ml of cream
500 ml buttermilk
1 teaspoon of powdered gelatine
1 vanilla pod

Dissolve 1 cup of gelatine in 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Cut the vanilla pod in half. Place it in a pan with sugar and half of the cream. Heat but do not boil. Remove a pan from heat and stir in the gelatine blending well. Remove the vanilla pod, then whisk buttermilk into hot cream. Whip the remaining cream until stiff, then fold it into the hot mixture. Pour into a bowl and chill well.
Serve with a teaspoon of your favourite jam.

St Johns Bread and Wine - Buttermilk Pudding and Raspberries


  1. Ależ smakowicie wygladający pudding maślankowy :)

  2. Niestety nie jest to moje zdjęcie, bo ja mam problem z tym, że zanim pudding nabierze odpowiedniej konsystencji do sesji fotograficznej, najczęściej nie ma go już w lodówce. Jakieś skrzaty się zawsze do niego dobiorą.
    Polecam jest naprawde smaczny.



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