Yes, that's it. One of two containers of butter that I CREATED! BOW before my godlike powers, as I have the ultimate power of CREATION
ITSELF!!! Rich, creamy, buttery goodness!
In case you couldn't tell, I'm pretty proud of my first food creation. I cook all the time, but I make dishes with food that's already created.
This is the first time I've ever made one of the staples, though.
Now, if I could just get my powers to make bacon, I'd be self sufficient!
I bow to your awesomeness. So, tell us whatcha did? Did you just take heavy cream and shake the crap out of it? Give details so the rest of us can
use your method and reaffirm that it works (scientific method and all of that). What you used, how you did it. Come on, spill.
I love homemade fresh butter. I know it's fattening, but pure and you can certainly tell a big difference in the taste from store bought margarines.
We use to get it from an older couple up the road from us when I was a kid. It always had the pretty flower design in the top from the mold used.
The antique butter molds are beautiful. You should go to an antique shoppe and try to find yourself one. Oh, by the way, now you'll need to make
some homemade bread to go with it.
It was really, really easy to make. I bought a quart of heavy whipping cream, poured it into a mixing bowl, got my hand-held mixer, and mixed the
shizzle out of it for 20 minutes.
Pour off the remaining liquid, which you can save for a short while or throw out. This liquid is buttermilk, of "buttermilk biscuits" fame. Squeeze
and squeeze and wash and wash the butter really well until no more buttermilk is left.
The butter should keep for the shelf life listed on the box of cream.
You can salt it or leave it be. Salt it before you store it. I very lightly salted mine.
It has a rich, but lightly buttery taste. Very smooth texture and flavor. Margarine is quite harsh comparatively. They add artificial butter flavor to
it. I don't think I'll ever buy butter again!
This is an awesome project to do with kids. If you have a group of younger ones it's a good project to get them to share and wait their turn. They
don't mind passing it off when their arms get tired.
If you're using the shake method, the more air space in your container the quicker it works.
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