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Can I get a Hallelujah for all the cold butter freaks out there...

Love Love Love cold butter...on a warm toasted bagel, baked potato, crackers...
My DH thinks its gross and seems to always up the Life Insurance policy when he sees me doing this.

Any cold butter freaks out there?

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  1. If we can sub the bagel for an onion bialy and use a big slab of Irish butter (nice cross-cultural riff) I'm all in!

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    1. re: HillJ

      I am a cold butter freak. Cold butter on warm bread is one of my favorite taste/texture combinations.

      There is a restaurant down by my mom's that serves awesome small loaves of fresh from the oven french bread. Their butter is the individual pats on little waxed boards, which makes for perfect and speedy application of butter on to bread.

      1. re: cleobeach

        Now I'm jealous...pats on waxed board...omg..memories...

    2. I like butter and cream cheese on my bagel too! Well done poppy seed, toasted if not fresh. Butter need not be so cold I can't spread but on a bagel better cold so it doesn't melt more.

      1. I LOVE cold butter - I will actually eat it plain, but a thick slab of it on a warm piece of bread is a thing of beauty. I like it just soft enough that you can get your knife through it, but that it mostly stays intact on the warm bread (melts just enough to create a sticky "anchoring" layer). Of course, I REALLY love butter - if I was the type to just want a thin smear on things I'm sure I'd prefer it room temp. But I like to sink my teeth into it, so cold is perfect!

        1. OH! I thought I was the only one.
          I can't think of much I love more than slivers of cold, hard butter on cast iron skillet pancakes or crusty homemade seed bread.

          My guy is the opposite. He won't eat certain things at all unless there is room temperature butter available. He calls it "not hard butter", and it means we have to have two butters on the table anytime butter is in use.

          1. I prefer butter cold myself. To me, warm butter is like melted chocolate - it deprives my mouth of the journey, and that's the best part.

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