Butter paddle

Butter paddle

A wooden paddle for working (see Butter worker) and shaping blocks of butter. They were often used in pairs (one for each hand) and had grooves running the length of the paddle to facilitate the drainage of excess fluid from the butter.
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Kilner also rolled out a nostalgic wooden butter paddle for shaping and presenting the delectable spreadable on the table.
Butter could be moved around to be pressed out several times, much easier than with a butter paddle. These units came, as noted in an ad we found, in varying sizes, depending on how many cows you were milking.
My wife, Joan, has several butter churns of varying sizes in the museum, as well as a collection of butter paddles. Those will help show how this butter worker was helpful.
Foodophiles will like The Butter Paddle, at 14510 Big Basin Way.
If you want to use old wooden butter paddles, molds or stamps, sterilize them first by placing them in a pot of boiling water for one minute.
Note: Magazine deadlines being what they are, this was written in April.) Some may be puzzled over the word "treenware." The unabridged dictionary I consulted merely says, "made entirely of wood." It is an archaic word for spoons, butter paddles, butter spreaders and other household utensils made entirely of wood.