Monday, February 12, 2007

Made from scratch

This weekend I decided to try my hand at butter making. Yep butter, made from the fat of a cow. I made sweet cream, lightly salted butter. It was easy to make and I will do it again! It takes 1 ingredient, heavy whipping cream. I got out my new food processor that I got for Christmas and poured in 1 pint of whipping cream and a pinch of salt and set it to low. After a short time it was whipped up into whipping cream. Shortly after that it started looking like clobbered milk. Soon it was fairly solid looking. I poured off the buttermilk and churned it for a few more minutes . I poured off more of the milk and scrapped it up into a ball and placed it in a wide mouth mason jar and screwed the lid on. I started shaking it churning it more using a steady shaking motion. I did this until there was no more milk coming out of the butter. I tasted it and it sure did taste like butter. Now it is time to clean it. I poured about 1/2 cup of ice cold water into the jar and started shaking again. I repeated this until I had clear water. This step is not necessary but it will allow for longer storage of the butter. I then shook it more without the water in it to dry the butter out, pouring off the water that was shook out of it. I poured it out of some waxed paper and I was ready to eat it! A warm loaf of cheese bread was waiting for me to put a pat of creamy fresh made butter on it! A juicy steak, hot potato, and cheese bread with fresh butter, a meal made for my king!

For information on how you can make butter yourself click here

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh! I bet that was so good and how easy! Homemade bread and butter, I could make a meal just out of that! Thanks for playing!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Mmmmm, homemade butter sounds delicious! I had no idea it was so easy! Thanks for sharing it!

devildogwife said...

I have never thought of using the food processor. That is a great idea. My daughter has done the shake, shake, shake... kind before, but this is great!!!

Chelle said...

Wow that is pretty cool!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

I'm glad I already ate my lunch. That sounds great! Thanks for giving my wife more food ideas!

judeandelise said...

MMmmmmmm. It does sound good.

crystal said...

WOW! I'm so impressed! I've never even considered making butter! What a great idea!

Heather said...

I have the kids make butter every eyar on Thanksgiving. Its something we did when I was a kid, but I never heard of using the food processor. What a great idea! Great job!