Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Booder and Awl

One thing I have been wanting to do lately is make my own butter. It is really easy and I figured why not? All you need is a cup of heavy cream, a jar with a tightly fitting lid and some elbow grease. It only takes about 20 minutes. It is roughly 1 cup of heavy cream to make a 1/2 cup of butter. The rest that is left over is buttermilk. You put the cream in the jar and start shaking. If you want to make it easier on your arms, let the cream stand at room temperature for a bit before shaking so it isn't so cold. It makes the process faster.

I started shaking and after a little bit, I got whipped cream. Keep shaking and butter started to form. After a bit more shaking, I drained the excess liquid. 

I added some water to the butter and kept shaking. I poured out the excess liquid again.

You want to get the excess liquid out of the butter as much as possible because it will spoil faster and taste sour due to the buttermilk. I took the butter from the jar and pressed out some of the liquid as I did. I put it into Mandi's butter bell she got for Christmas.

Voila, fresh homemade butter. Easy as pie. No, definitely easier. You can also fold in different ingredients into your fresh made butter such as garlic or honey, if you want to make a special butter for an occasion. Mmm, honey butter.

Now, take a moment for this gem:



  1. I love it. I take it you didn't salt your butter?

  2. Nope, no salt in my butter! Next time I think I will be more creative.