The typical Jersey Bâchin was first imported into the island from Normandy around 1750. These deep vessels were generally formed in brass and were up to 32″ in diameter. Large bâchins, known as “de poeles des beurres noir” were used, and are still used, for making black butter, a traditional Jersey apple conserve. The bâchin is placed over an open fire, usually in the farm outhouse or bakehouse, and the mixture of apples, apple juice, sugar and spices is stirred continuously for many hours, to produce the sweet, black delicacy, delicious on hot buttered toast!
Our replica bâchins are hand turned and engraved, in sterling silver. They make wonderful bon-bon dishes or christening gifts.
Jersey price – Small Bâchin £295