Cooking Thursday - Homemade Butter8:00 AM
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 :)
Pour the whipping cream into the jar and close tightly. You gotta make sure that lid is on there really good.
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.
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.
If you want to make honey butter, just add some honey and mix well, the amount is up to you, just eyeball it :)