1. butter
  • Put the butter in a basin before the fire
  • When it melts, stir it round once or twice, and let it settle
  • Do not strain it unless absolutely necessary, as it causes so much waste
  • Pour it gently off into a clean dry jar, carefully leaving all sediment behind
  • Let it cool, and carefully exclude the air by means of a bladder, or piece of wash-leather, tied over

  • If the butter is salt, it may be washed before melting, when it is to be used for sweet dishes.

    Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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