The Butter Viking’s Pearl Butter

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What do you spread on artisanal Nordic bread? A creamy concoction by the Butter Viking, of course! This recipe takes time to make, but is well worth the effort—and it’s fun to watch the melted butter “pearl” when it’s added in droplets to crème fraîche or sour cream.

  • 2Servings


  • 8 Tbs. European-style butter
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cups creme fraiche or sour cream


1 | Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat. Set aside.
2 | Stir salt into crème fraîche in bowl.
3 | With knife tip or straw, drop melted butter in small, separate dots onto surface of crème fraîche. Slowly fold solidified butter pearls into crème fraîche. Repeat until crème fraîche is filled and topped with butter pearls.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 64
  • Cholesterol Content: 22 mg
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 16 mg