Jersey Black Butter or Le niere beurre

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The debonair and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM tells the tale of dark desires for  Jersey Black Butter from the…

MAGICAL island of Jersey. I fell in love with Jersey Black Butter when I visited Jersey in the Channel Islands. You cannot get it anywhere else! It is not really butter but a superb Ninja black jammy concoction made with Apples, Licorice, Lemon, France and Romeril Sweet Apples and Tart Bramley Apples, Cinnamon and other Spices. Really yummie on ice cream, with Apple pie, Pecan pie, on Foie Gras, on toast, scones, muffins…Perfect too with hard Cheeses like Mimolette and Emmenthal. The complex unique taste and velvety texture is unforgettable.

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The National Trust for Jersey has a traditional Black Butter Making public event in the Island’s social calendar in autumn at its headquarters, The Elms, La Chève Rue, an old Jersey farmstead in the rural heartland of St Mary.

Between 1600 and 1700, twenty percent of Jersey’s arable land was made up of apple orchards. Cider was made by farmers to give to their staff, making up part of their wages. A great tradition that exists as a result of Jersey’s proliferation of apples is the production of ‘black butter’ or ‘Le Niere Buerre’. Made from cider apples, the new cider is boiled over a fire for many hours – up to two days! When the cider is ‘reduced’ by half, apples, sugar, lemon, spices and a hint of liquorice added. The mixture is continuously stirred with a wooden ‘rabot’ or paddle till ready! OMG yummie! This year it is on 22, 23 and 24 October, 2020.

Bon appletit! 🙂

Incidentally, The Man from UNCLE, talented actor Henry Cavill, is from Jersey

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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