1. In a large saucepan, combine turnips with all the other ingredients.
2. Place pan on a medium low flame and bring to a boil.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until turnips are tender. Do not remove the lid when simmering and only shake skillet frequently.
4. Once turnips are tender crisp, uncover the pan and deduce the liquid by stirring gently until turnips are glazed with the butter and all moisture evaporates.
5. Turn into a serving dish and serve warm
While simmering it the liquid is reduced, add 1 tablespoon water.