Everything's Better with Butter

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I've had a hankering to make homemade butter for a while, so I decided to pass it off as a fun project to do with Carley & Sarah at the Farm.

Ingredients - Cream and Salt

It is surprisingly simple.  I just googled homemade butter, and there are a variety of posts.  The gist is this-- pour cream into a jar and shake until you're tired.

Then get some help from your Kitchen Aid (or food processor or hand mixer).  


Beat passed the cream passed the point of whipping cream until pockets of liquid form.  You'll know it's there when your little helpers start yelling "it's splashing me!!".  That's the buttermilk that has separated. 

Then it's time to get a little dirty.  To finish making the butter, we squeezed out all of the buttermilk.  Apparently this helps to prevent spoilage. 

That's it!  I guess I was too excited to take a picture of the final product, but it looks just like the butter you buy in the store.  Will I do it again?  Not so sure.  As much as I love butter, I just couldn't differentiate between the Land of Lakes and our own Atlas butter.  Maybe worth the effort if you plan to flavor it-- honey, thyme, etc.

The rest of the day was filled with more indoor fun.

Rack Rummi

Making Tomato Tart

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