Sunday, December 5, 2010

Homemade Butter

If someone asked me what I was doing between 11:35am and 11:50am on any random, dreary, and cold Sunday I would probably answer something like "ehh, making butter?"  Wouldn't you?  Wouldn't everyone?  Isn't that what people do on their Sundays?  Hmmm.....

Well, in case you haven't done this before and wanted to try it I listed some step-by-step directions below on how easy it is.  All you need to know is how to shake and listen. 

STEP 1:  You will need one clean mason jar (any size will work) & Heavy Whipping Cream. 

STEP 2:  Pour whipping cream into jar about half full and attached lid tightly.
  Note:  If you want salted butter, just add a pinch of salt during this step.

STEP 3:  Ready...SHAKE IT!!!!!!

STEP 4:  Keep shaking and when you no longer hear anything sloshing around, you have just made whipped cream...but we want BUTTER so keep on shaking!

STEP 5:  You are going to start to hear the liquid begin to start sloshing around again, but keep shaking.  If you took the lid off, this is what you would see.  The fat (aka: butter) starting to seperating from the buttermilk.

STEP 6:  Once you hear that there is a significant amount of buttermilk that has seperated, drain off into a seperate dish.  Do not throw this away! This is great for fresh buttermilk dressing or buttermilk pancakes!!!

Step 7:  Repeat step 6 again a few more times until you no longer have much buttermilk seperating from the fat.

STEP 8:  Sit back and enjoy the fact that you just made fresh BUTTER and BUTTERMILK in 15 minutes!!!  How cool is that?  Note: I used two different size bowls here, but your yield is going to be half butter and half buttermilk.  Example:  If you use 1 Cup of cream you will end up with 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of buttermilk.

STEP 9:  Spread this creamy goodness on something and say to yourself "I'm never buying butter again!"

Happy Sunday! 


Anele said...

Looks like a good arm workout too! LOL

Jessy with a "Y" said...

Yes, kind of like the As Seen On TV Shake Weight! LOL