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- April 2, 2013 at 2:43 am #316732CulArtStudent
I routinely make my own butter (it’s really easy to do) in my kitchenaid stand mixer … but I am wondering for others that do the same, what do you put in to make compound butter?
I made some for Easter, and used garlic, minced scallion, sea salt and fresh ground peppercorn…what else can you put in there (that you have personally tried) that would taste good?
Thanks in advance.
- April 3, 2013 at 1:19 am #438451Shellc1971
I make sweet and savory butter spreads. I add 1) cinnamon & honey,
2) parsley, thyme & garlic,
3) Minced jalapeños and cumin
And soooo many more! Have fun, and enjoy!PS. I roll mine in parchment and foil and freeze mine because I make it in bulk. I have no issues thawing and using.
- April 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm #438485CulArtStudent
I’ve made other butters (honey for homemade challah bread, cinnamon sugar for toast, etc)– but none of them were compound butters except for the last one …
I would like to find out what you put in your compound butter like for use on steaks or other meats, fish, etc…
- April 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm #438491bethaliz6894just wondering, how do you make butter with your kitchenaid?
- April 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm #438494CulArtStudent
pour in heavy cream (I use organic heavy cream), use the whisk first — turn it on — listen for sloshing… when you hear that, shut the mixer off and drain off the fluid… switch to the paddle — add in your sea salt or whatever you are flavoring with — and beat the butter solids …
you may have to drain a 2nd time… when the butter solids stick to the side of the bowl, it’s done.🙂
WAYYYYYYYY healthier than store bought butter.
- April 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm #438497bethaliz6894
how long does this last? and how much butter would you get from a pint of cream?this sounds like a project the kids would love to ‘help’ with.
- April 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm #438500CulArtStudent
in our house, butter never lasts very long… we use it for everything… but a pint of heavy cream usually gets me about 2 sticks.
- April 4, 2013 at 12:04 am #438502bethaliz6894
Thank you ever so much.I love butter too. if I didn’t have butter or olive oil, I wouldn’t be able to cook.
I am going to put heavy cream on my list so we can make butter this weekend.
- April 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm #439032CulArtStudent
Ok — who wants some???Compound Butter (onion, garlic, parsley, three- peppercorn, sea salt, memphis rib-rub) done!! (full pint)
honey butter (honey, sea salt, molasses sugar) done!!!!
next up: cracked pepper & sea salt butter….
- April 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm #439044LissI like honey rosemary butter – a few pieces of finely crushed fresh rosemary, 2 tsp honey, about 1 1/2 cups heavy cream. It’s great on roasted or grilled veggies.
- April 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm #439043bethaliz6894
I would love to try the honey butter. 🙂 I love anything and everything honey.
- April 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm #439047CulArtStudent
I can’t make anymore butter until I go to Whole Foods this week and use up the rest of my FREE item coupons — since they expire in 2 weeks…
- April 16, 2013 at 12:23 am #439052bethaliz6894coupons for free products has to come first. 🙂
- April 16, 2013 at 2:46 am #439059CulArtStudent
lol… ebay is your friend — here is my source for free item coupons — I think I’ve bought over 100 auctions from her:
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- April 16, 2013 at 10:21 am #439067bethaliz6894
Thank you very much for sharing your source. I love coupons, especially coupons for free stuff.
- April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm #439069lmitchell
Coupons for free stuff = AWESOME!!
- April 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm #439077bethaliz6894know what butter I would like to try? applebutter doesn’t that sound good on a piece of homemade bread?
- April 17, 2013 at 5:06 am #439082CulArtStudent
@bethaliz6894 287616 wrote:
know what butter I would like to try? applebutter doesn’t that sound good on a piece of homemade bread?except that’s not really a “butter” since it doesn’t have any dairy in it… plus it’s cooked (unlike regular butter) and it takes 24 hours to make (with this recipe)
here’s a recipe for it though: Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Recipe – Recipe for Apple Butter – Fruit Spread Recipe
- April 17, 2013 at 10:25 am #439089bethaliz6894
LOL I know applebutter is not really butter. I figured someone would get a laugh. 🙂 mom use to make this when we were kids.we had this all the time. I asked her awhile ago if she remembered the recipe that she used and she couldn’t remember. dang….
but applebutter still does sound good, doesn’t it?
- April 18, 2013 at 1:21 am #439100MrsPawsApple butter rocks, but HONEY apple butter…Mmmmm, it’s the best! 😉
Here’s our favorite recipe:
- April 18, 2013 at 10:23 am #439104bethaliz6894
The farmers market down the street from me closed. 🙁 they sold the best apple butter. I never thought to look for a honey apple butter.the recipe does look really good. if I had some way of getting my hands on a ton of apples, I would make it my self.
thank you for posting the recipe.
- April 19, 2013 at 5:44 am #439119CulArtStudent
when they cull the fruit at our local fruit/veggie market, they sell a bushel of (whatever they have culled) for $2.00 … it’s hard to pass up these boxes — even if you can’t possibly use them all, it’s still worth it!! (I usually get a bushel of tomatoes, potatoes or cucumbers then pawn them off on family and friends so they aren’t wasted)
- April 19, 2013 at 10:28 am #439118bethaliz6894I use to get a peck of culled tomatoes for 1.00. I couldn’t pass that deal up. I usually was able to eat them fast enough that nothing was lost. I cant wait for a good tomato.
- April 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm #439126Liss
@bethaliz6894 287616 wrote:
know what butter I would like to try? applebutter doesn’t that sound good on a piece of homemade bread?As far as Fruit butters go, there are several recipes here on the site:
Homemade Apple Butter
Sugarless Peach Apple Butter
Crockpot Apple Butter
https://www.budget101.com/dump-recipes/56404-crook-pot-apple-butter.htmlCaramel Apple Butter
Honey Apple Butter
Sugarfree Apple Butter
There are other uses besides on bread, you can make cookies, cakes, breads, etc with fruit butters:
Apple Butter Refrigerator Cookies
https://www.budget101.com/general-recipes/2649-apple-butter-refrigerator-cookies.htmlApple Spice Cake with Apple Cream Cheese Frosting (uses apple butter)
Other uses for Apple Butter
Apple Butter Cupcakes
https://www.budget101.com/budget101-discussion-list/11428-apple-butter-cupcakes.htmlOhhh.. my fave is the Copycat Texas Roadhouse Cinnamon Butter
I also like to use Cumin-Lime butter on Corn on the Cob:
I’m getting hungry all of a sudden . . .
- April 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm #439156MrsPaws😮 Corn with cumin lime butter…sounds positively decadent!
Think I’m gonna have to get me a few ears while it’s on sale so I can try this… 😉
- March 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm #451980Smile7
I don’t have a Kitchenaid. I’m wondering if a blender would work. It doesn’t sound like it, but I guess my hand-held mixer would, right?
- March 6, 2014 at 2:50 am #452053jflo1961
Thank you for the recipe!
- March 10, 2014 at 5:31 am #452191cactusrosenazI’m curious. What do you mean by “compound butter”? A few years back, I milked and would strain the milk, cool it in a sun-tea jar with the spigot on the bottom.
The cream would rise to the top. I dipped it off and put it into an electric butter churn that had paddles. I’d watch it carefully and when the butter lumps separated from the buttermilk, I’d drain off the buttermilk to use in homemade buttermilk pancakes or biscuits.
The butter would be placed in a plate. I worked out even more buttermilk with a wooden spatula. When it was firm and glossy, I’d sprinkle it with salt and work that in.Last of all, I’d place the buttery mass into a wooden butter mold and press it. I placed it int the refrigerator until it was set up. My butter in the Spring was nearly orange in color, but as the season progressed toward Fall, the color changed to a paler yellow, but was always healthy and tasty!
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