Monday, June 1, 2009

Butter Anyone?

Homemade Butter
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. salt

Pour cream into a hand crank style mixer, Kitchenaide or a jar with a tight fitting lid. Begin to "churn" cream by whipping with paddle attachment. If using a jar, screw lid on and begin shaking. Churn/shake until cream begins to look like butter.

At this point add in salt. Continue churning/shaking until mixture completely turns to butter. (If using the mixer it will take about 10 minutes for this to happen.) Strain off buttermilk from the butter. (You can keep the buttermilk to use later if desired.) Place in a butter crock or small bowl. Enjoy!

Click HERE for printable recipe


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh yum~ this looks so good!

KinaBolina said...

Wow! I didn't know it was that easy!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Kina ~

To be honest...I didn't know it would be that easy either! *grin* I was surprised at how quickly it turned to butter. And let me taste WONDERFUL!!

shelley said...

Another reason to LOVE this site! Yummy!

Oz Girl said...

If I were to use the jar method, shaking it, how long might it take to turn to butter? Before my arm falls off?! :)

This might be the final excuse I need to finally buy that KitchenAid mixer. Oh yeah!

Keeper of our Home said...

If you were to shake it instead it will tire your arm out no doubt, but in about 10-15 minutes give or take on the vigor of your shaking you'll have butter.

~Mrs. M

Doris Sturm said...

Thank you, I will try this, but I don't have a Kitchen Aid, will a hand-held mixer work?

One Happy Girl said...

Yes you can use a hand held mixer....just keep mixing until it begins to butterize.