Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cooking Thursday - Homemade Butter

Good Morning everyone, here we are at another Thursday and almost at the weekend.

A couple of you asked about making homemade butter and I thought that since it's Cooking Thursday it would be the perfect time to show you how.  Honestly this is SO easy, you'll be surprised at how extremely easy it is and how delicious.....there is nothing like homemade butter.

I usually make a batch of the plain salted butter, you can also leave it unsalted if you wish.

I make batches of garlic butter, honey butter and herb butter.  That's the great thing about this butter, you can change it up to whatever you need :) 

If you want to use the picture, just click here for the original.

Day 22

Homemade Butter

16 oz. heavy whipping cream
1 empty, clean jar with a tight fitting lid

Pour the whipping cream into the jar and close tightly. You gotta make sure that lid is on there really good.

Day 22

Now you're going to start shaking, just shake and shake and shake some more. Pass it around the house and let the husband and little kids get in on it too. The kids were dancing around with it in the living room. Just to be safe, if you want you could use a plastic jar too so that if it falls it won't break.

You'll notice the butter go through different stages. When you first start shaking you feel it swooshing in there, then it covers the whole side of the jar, then eventually it will start pulling away from the sides and turning solid.

Once the butter has turned solid, drain out the buttermilk. DON'T throw it away, that is the best part, you can use it for pancakes or biscuits or waffles or even for fried chicken.

Day 22

At this point, I ran it under some cold water until the water was clear. Then I added some salt and stirred it up real good.

You don't have to add salt, you can leave it unsalted, it's up to you.

Day 22

If you want to make honey butter, just add some honey and mix well, the amount is up to you, just eyeball it :)


Liz said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait to go make some butter now. I love the feeling of accomplishment by making things like that yourself.

Elise Martinez said...

I'm going to try this! I love fresh butter :)

Mari said...

I'm sure this would be a hit at my house - thanks!

Katie B. of said...

This is one of my favorite "chores" to give my son when it's too hot (or rainy) for him to burn off energy outdoors. I'll hand him the Mason jar and tell him to jump around like a monkey, hop on one foot then the other, run the stairs, etc., so long as he keeps those arms going. By the time the butter is ready, he's worn out. It's awesome!

Heather said...

I've always wanted to make homemade butter.

kolfinnas korner said...

we LOVE homemade butter! Haven't had any in a long time.

Mary said...

so easy and so tasty...I will be making it this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Just Us said...

Thank you for sharing! It seems so easy and a good thing for my kids to try as we are entering into a 2 week school holiday here in Australia :)