Butter Love – The February We Should Cocoa Challenge #66
It seems science is finally catching up with what some of us have always known, full fat dairy is not bad for you. I’ve never been taken in by the myth of margarine being the healthy option and have doggedly persisted in using butter, both as a spread and in my baking. It’s always nice to be vindicated. So, with this being the month of love, I’m going with butter to join chocolate as this month’s We Should Cocoa ingredient. What better way to butter up your beloved? You don’t, of course, have to be restricted to romance and Valentine’s Day, but something to show your friends, family or even yourself that you care is what it’s all about. If you don’t share my love of butter or are dairy intolerant or vegan, then I will accept coconut oil instead. Go for the best butter you can afford. Despite the higher cost, I try to buy organic; the cows, sheep or goats are thus guaranteed to be mostly grass fed. Butter produced from pasture fed animals is meant to have high levels of vitamins A, D, K and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also better for the animals to be grazing outside, at least for a large part of the year. If you haven’t managed to take a look at last month’s fabulous round-up of simple recipes, head to Lovely Appetite where you’ll find some great ideas for quick and often healthy chocolate delights. I look forward to seeing your loved-up buttery creations. Here’s a reminder of how it all works:
- Post your recipe on your blog. Do please make sure you have permission to use any photos that are not your own.
- Mention “We Should Cocoa” in your post and link back to Tin and Thyme.
- Only one entry per person please and it must be posted this month.
- Entry is via linky at the bottom of the page.
- Entries should be submitted no later than midnight of the 25th.
- A full round up of entries will be posted on or before the last day of the month.
- Please use the #weshouldcocoa hashtag on Twitter and I will endeavour to retweet.
- Feel free to add your entry to the We Should Cocoa group board on Pinterest. If you are not already a member and would like to join, please ask me, Choclette.
- By linking up you are giving consent for your image to be included in the monthly round up as well as possibly being shared on social media channels such as Twitter and Pinterest.