Recipe by MarraMamba
Surprisingly simple, for those times you want your own lovely butter here is the method. You can do it by hand or using a food processor and add flavors too. Since it is not any cheaper than storebought, probably best used to spread on breads and muffins etc rather than to cook in something. Update 30/02/12. YES! it works! Delicious too. Added in some flavor options
Top Review by Kay D.
I've been wanting to try this, and finally did. It couldn't have been easier! (I used the food processor method). Since this was a trial run, I only used 1/2 pint of cream, and omitted the salt, because I don't used salted butter. The 1/2 pint yielded, by weight, 3 7/8 oz of beautifully smooth and creamy butter, and as a pleasant by-product, it also yielded about 1/3 cup buttermilk. The flavor is fabulous; I just had some on a nice thick slice of homemade bread. I'll definitely do this again!!!
- 1 pint heavy cream (or less, depends on how much you want to make)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dill, thyme, rosemary, pepper, cinnamon, honey (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Make sure your cream is at room temperature, or it will take much longer.
- Place cream either in a tight fitting lidded jar or the food processor.
- Jar method: start shaking the jar up and down. After 3 minutes it will start to feel like shaking whipped cream, keep going another 3 minutes where it will seem like nothing is happening, but it is.suddenly it goes "shuk shuk" and that is the butter separating from the buttermilk. Continue to shake for another 4 minutes until most of the buttermilk is liquified.
- Food Processor: Place the cream in and turn it on until the butter separates from the buttermilk as above.
- Pour off the buttermilk through cheese cloth, either covering the top of the jar or the food processor (dont forget to keep the buttermilk for pancakes lol).
- Fill the jar or bowl with VERY cold tap water - dont want it to melt at all and continue to rinse it through cheesecloth until it runs clear. 7-10 times. Helps ensure it stays fresh longer.
- Put your butter on a cutting board, and work it with a spatula to get all the last liquid inside it out, just squish it with the spatula a few times.
- Add salt if you want salted butter.
- Voila~ your own homemade butter.