As butter prices continue to rise and we see more of our money melting into our toast each morning, one Kiwi cooking teacher may have the answer to help you save on what's becoming a notoriously expensive staple.

Statistics New Zealand recently announced the price of the cheapest available 500g block of butter had risen to $5.39, a 62 per cent increase and $2 more than in August last year.

But Omokoroa cooking teacher and recipe book author Carolie de Koster has shared a clever cost-saving recipe with the Bay of Plenty Times that will help spread your butter much further for less.

Carolie de Koster, who runs Carolie's Culinaire, has shared her hack for spreading your butter further. Photo / Alison King
Carolie de Koster, who runs Carolie's Culinaire, has shared her hack for spreading your butter further. Photo / Alison King

By blending butter with oil, de Koster reveals you'll not only make the product go further but you'll also reduce saturated fat levels.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUTTER SPREAD FURTHER, FOR LESS

• INGREDIENTS

You will need equal quantities of:

• Butter, diced and slightly softened at room temperature

• Olive, flax seed or sunflower oil, or a mixture of oils

METHOD

Using either a food processor or a bowl and hand mixer, begin blending the butter. Slowly add the oil and beat or process until light and creamy.

Divide the spread between three or four smaller bowls, seal and refrigerate.