I bought the Butter Cookbook two years ago. I became obsessed. It became my reading material before bed. I bought it for other people as gifts. I had it on display in my kitchen. I have two copies. One to use and abuse, the other to put it in my huge, beautiful library of cookbooks and novels. Imagine…. the library Beast gives to Belle as an apology for being a jerk and keeping her hostage and capturing her dad. Seems like a legitimate gift. Well that’s my library. I even have a fireplace with huge comfy chairs and a ladder to get to the top. This library exists in my dreams. But it’s still my library. One day. That’s where my other copy of Butter will go.
We were in Washington going back home to Edmonton, but I made my husband stay an extra day so we could go home through the city of Vancouver so I could go to this bakery. My husband is awesome and he clearly loves me, because he agreed. And so we drove through crazy streets of Vancouver getting lost, taking wrong turns, looking for 4907 Mackenzie street. We found it. It was a cold and rainy day, but I was so excited when I saw the cute BUTTER sign. I had brought my copy with me ALLLLL the way from Edmonton, just so I could get Rosie to sign it. It also made good reading material for the 14 hour drive. Ya, I know. I’m a nerd. But that’s OK! I saw Rosie sitting in her office, but I was too nervous to go talk to her, haha! We sat down and ate some goodies, and I was gonna leave without saying anything, but my husband told me to stop being a knob and go and talk to her. So I did, and she was super lovely and kind, and even signed my book! We spent over $80 there and took home two boxes of delicious, rich, yummy baked goodness.
“Don’t worry about protecting this book; the spills and notations that I hope one day mark it’s pages will tell a story. A story that I did my job; I inspired you to get into the kitchen, bake for your family and friends and always trust your cape.” – Rosie Daykin
I have made 41 recipes out of this cookbook. I have messed up, spilled cream, milk, eggs, and even raspberry juice on these pages. Some pages are crinkled, and the cover page is quite ratty. I think I can say Rosie did her job with me. She created a book that made me go “I want to make that.” She created a book that inspired me to make homemade marshmallows, for no other reason other than that I wanted to. And that’s pretty sweet, pun fully intended.
- 1 Butter's all Butters Pastry Single crust pie
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- ¾ cup sugar, plus 2 tbls
- 2 tbls all purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 375* F.
- Put your raspberries in a bowl and add the two tablespoons of sugar. Gently toss together to incorporate the sugar throughout the berries.
- In a large bowl whisk your eggs and cream, add in the flour, remaining sugar, and salt.
- Pour into your prepared crust. Add in your raspberries. (I usually just dump them in, but for the pictures sake I placed them in one by one).
- Bake for 45 to 50 mins, or until the centre has set and the pie is lightly golden.
- Let cool completely.
Thanks Miss Rosie Daykin, I fully intend to.
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