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Finding a butter lamb in the Denver area?

reubensandperrier Mar 16, 2009 09:03 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm newish to the Denver/Boulder area and have a problem on my horizon.

I'm going to a friend's family's Easter brunch and want to bring a traditional Polish dessert and a butter lamb, which I used to be able to find no problem in Chicago (lots of Polish immigrants/residents), but every grocery store around here has NO idea what I'm talking about.

Does anyone know of ANY stores in the area that sell them?

And in case you don't know...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter_lamb

Thanks everyone!

 
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    nateco Mar 17, 2009 01:55 PM

    A couple ideas

    East Europe Market
    4015 E Arkansas Ave
    -I think it is more southern part of eastern europe, northern baltics though.

    European Mart
    5225 Leetsdale Dr.
    -Russian market, but maybe

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      nateco Mar 17, 2009 01:59 PM

      Sorry, left out that those are both Denver addresses. And no, I have not actualy seen a butter lamb a those places...or anywhere, but worth a call at least. I am sure google will give you phone numbers.

      1. re: nateco
        tatamagouche Mar 17, 2009 02:13 PM

        Haven't seen it at East Europe Market, but I haven't been there in a couple of weeks; besides, they may know where you could get it.

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          reubensandperrier Mar 18, 2009 08:26 AM

          Bah, struck out at both places. Safeway, King Soopers, Whole Foods, Marczyk, and Sunflower were a bust too.

          My last ditch effort is to call Cracovia Restaurant and Eastern Euro Deli and a few other places. I'll let everyone know if I find one! Thanks again for the tips!

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            tatamagouche Mar 18, 2009 12:58 PM

            I'm dying to check out Cracovia. Been there yet?

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              reubensandperrier Mar 18, 2009 07:59 PM

              I'm still new to the area and haven't been yet but I can't wait to go - I've heard nothing but good things so far!

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          reubensandperrier Mar 17, 2009 02:46 PM

          thanks for the tips - I'll give them a call!

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          ClaireWalter Mar 17, 2009 03:04 PM

          Want to try to make one? Instructions at http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Woolly-Butter-Lamb and especially http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Ho..., which also includes diagrams.

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            reubensandperrier Mar 18, 2009 08:37 AM

            Thanks Claire, my lazy self prefers to buy one but I'll probably have to resort to buying a mold and making them.

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              ColoradoFun Mar 18, 2009 05:23 PM

              How about

              www.buttersculptures.com

              You really can find everything on the internet. Although, I can't tell if they actually sell the already completed butter lamb that you seek. Maybe just the mold. But how hard could it be to put butter in a mold? I would like to try with cream cheese.

          2. reubensandperrier Mar 18, 2009 08:03 PM

            Success!!

            Taste European Deli emailed me and said they will be getting butter lambs, sugar lambs and pierogis for Easter in this Saturday! I've never been so I'm excited to see the place.

            Thanks for all the help everyone!

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            Taste European Deli
            4389 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110

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              ClaireWalter Mar 18, 2009 08:58 PM

              Now you have helped everyone too w/ a source!

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              Zaria513 Mar 25, 2009 12:05 PM

              You found them so easily in Chicago because that is where the whipped butter "sculpture" was first produced by Danish Maid Butter Company decades ago! If you have no luck finding the butter lamb--email me! susan.danishmaid@gmail.com! I stumbled upon this thread after typing "Easter Butter Lamb" into an internet search out of curiosity. Glad I found it and I hope you find your butter lambs!

               
               
              1. abduction51 Mar 25, 2009 01:56 PM

                I remembered reading this post when I saw butter lambs at Jewel last night and asked the clerk if they shipped nationally. So if your plans fall through you can always call Alberston's (Jewel's SW sister company) and have them special ordered from another branch.

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