Butter prices have been going up exorbitantly, well … if only the stock market behaves like that, I’m sure a lot of people will be very happy! We used to pay S$2 plus for a block of butter but now it’s S$3 plus for a normal brand and if you are looking for better quality, get ready to pay S$5.60 for a block of 250g. I was doing some calculation with my fren the other day, that a basic butter cake will probably cost something like S$8 after adding all other ingredients and the electricity. But for home bakers, I think most importantly is we know what goes in, it’s home-made with plenty of love!
Lurpak remains to be my favourite butter 🙂 I like the pure texture and doesn’t have the strong butter scent. I will always remember how crazy I am 2 years back that I stock up enough to last for a year?! I was out shopping yesterday and was happy to see that NTUC is selling 2 blocks of Lurpak at S$9.15 which works out to be S$4.60 a block, it’s still expensive but that is a savings of S$1 a block and it’s almost the same price as SCS Butter. So which one would you choose? I’m not sure when the promotion end but I know I will stock up a couple of blocks more, the perfect companion for Chinese New Year Butter Cake and Pineapple Tarts!
On another note, this picture is taken with my phone which is 8MP, I’m happy with the quality and true-to-life color. It’s definitely handy when you want something quick and not go through the hassle of setting up a camera BUT nothing beats holding a real camera in the hand, guess certain things are best to it’s origin, just like a bread dough have to be knead, a cake have to be baked in an oven and not in microwave/rice cooker.