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I promised to make something manly for the Super Bowl because I made this last weekend during the playoffs:

This crostini spread served as both the appetizers and the main course. Instead of arranging the toppings on the toasted ciabatta bread, I served everything separately so that we could experiment (though I did make strong suggestions as to what to do with it all).

Step one: thinly slice a baguette of your choice, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, and season with S & P. Toast the oven until golden around the edges.

Next: homemade butter:

In a food processor, whirl together heavy cream with salt until it thickens and then separates into solids and liquid (click here for the original post on homemade butter and a link to a helpful video). Pour out the liquid, add water, and give it a whirl. Drain the cloudy water again and repeat this process until the water runs close to clear.

Slather on the crostini and top with thinly sliced radishes and a sprinkle of salt.


There’s a lot of controversy surrounding butter. Here’s what I have to say about it: I love it, and it makes things taste good; it’s not particularly nutritious–in fact, excess intake can negatively impact heart health. So what’s a person to do?

Eat it. Enjoy it. Don’t go overboard. Only purchase really good butter, or make it yourself.

You can make butter from heavy cream by shaking it vigorously in an air-tight container, which is tedious but trains your bis, tris, delts and pecs (I guess). Otherwise, drag out your stand mixer or food processor to do the trick.

Click here to watch a thorough, easy-to-follow tutorial created by “Uncle Knick Knack”.