Over the weekend the Mr and I ran out of butter. Since I’ve been on this green/organic/homemade kick I decided I would make my own instead of buying from the store! According to Bon Appetit it may be a waste of time, but I wanted to be able to call it my own.
I love the idea of making butter! You put one ingredient in and get two ingredients out!
Making homemade butter couldn’t be more simple!
- heavy whipping cream
- that’s it! No, really!
- Throw the heavy whipping cream in your standing mixer and let it go with the whisk attachment on medium speed. (This may take awhile! Have patience!)
- Once the cream gets chunky and takes on a yellow tint, scoop out the curds with your (clean!) hands and squish them together to form a ball.
- Now you have butter AND buttermilk.
Bon Appetit says you can do this in a bowl of very cold water, to help remove all of the liquid but I didn’t and it came out fine. They also say homemade butter will go rancid in a week. Mine didn’t last that long 😉
Next batch I’m going to do will have fresh herbs mixed in…or maybe garlic…or maybe honey…oh the possibilities!
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