Did you grow up watching someone, maybe a grandparent, make a butter lamb? These sweet butter sculptures traditionally accompany the Easter meal for many Russian, Slovenian and Polish families. Butter is shaped into a lamb either by hand or in a lamb-shaped mold. You might want make one for your celebration. Try these easy directions to create your own little Easter butter lamb covered in woolly curls. It is cute, decorative and symbolic for your holiday table.
Tips for making an Easter butter lamb
Sculpting a butter lamb
Use these photos as a guide for making your butter lamb.
How to Make an Easter Butter Lamb
- 2 sticks cold butter (1/2 pound)
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 whole cloves
- Fresh parsley sprigs and edible pansies or other flowers to garnish and decorate
Insert cloves for eyes and add two dots of cinnamon on nose for nostrils. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish plate with parsley and pansies if desired.
Happy Easter Wishes
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