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Homemade Butter

I made my own butter last week and I would like to share it. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a mason jar (filled halfway). I used cold cream and a very cold marble. Add the marble to the cream and shake the jar. Don't shake very hard and this takes about 15-20 minutes. The butter will form as a

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    I made my own butter last week and I would like to share it.

    Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a mason jar (filled halfway). I used cold cream and a very cold marble. Add the marble to the cream and shake the jar. Don't shake very hard and this takes about 15-20 minutes. The butter will form as a light yellow ball in the jar. Shake some more to get out the buttermilk. Pour off the buttermilk and take out the butter and knead it under cold water to rinse off any leftover milk. This will keep the butter from getting rancid. I put the butter in a bowl and folded it with a spatula and rinsed until the water was clear.
    After kneading add some salt. I didn't want salted butter so I add enough to keep it from spoiling.

    I got 1/2 cup of butter and !/2 cup of buttermilk. The butter is holding great in the fridge and I've used it in my cooking.
    I really hope you enjoy this. It's also get for kids. They can help with the shaking of the jar.

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    MMMM.. I love homemade butter and like you mentioned, it's alot of fun for the kids! Don't forget that the buttermilk makes excellent biscuits.. which in turn gives you something yummy to enjoy your butter with.
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    We usually buy our butter from the Amish in Ethridge Tn. But it's a pretty good drive for us, especially with the price of gas right now.
    I may have to try this just to see how it compares, plus have buttermilk too.

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    If you want to make a bigger amount you can also make butter with a mixer (stand or hand) and in a food processor. Not as fun but it gets the job done. Salt is not necessary, unsalted or salted fresh butter usually will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Hope this helps. Thanks; Virginia

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsPaws View Post
    We usually buy our butter from the Amish in Ethridge Tn. But it's a pretty good drive for us, especially with the price of gas right now.
    I may have to try this just to see how it compares, plus have buttermilk too.
    A 16 oz container of heavy cream/whipping cream at Walmart is $2.28. That's 2 cups of cream, so you could make about 2 cups of butter which is 1 pound and 2 cups of buttermilk. I think a pound of butter is around $2.50. Plus you get buttermilk for free. So if you use all the cream to make butter you'd be making butter for .57 per 1/2 cup. And you get some great arm exercise.

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    Virginia thank you for the tip on how to make a bigger batch. That will really come in handy during the holidays when I use a lot of butter.

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    Don't forget you can freeze butter.
    Every trip we've taken to the Amish netted around 8-10 lbs butter. I could never use that much before it would go bad, so I freeze it. Should be good for at least 6 months, but I've actually used it, with no ill effects, after 8. Just remember to date it when freezing.

    Thanks both of you for the tips!

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    I freeze butter all the time and it keeps well.

    If you want to stretch margarine there is a good recipe called Butter Out of Margarine (that should be close) at CD Kitchen.

    Another good recipe for stretching margarine can be found in the More-With-Less Cookbook.

 

 
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