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Homemade Butter Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Angela Walters

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 quart heavy cream
Stand mixer or a glass jar with a lid (I prefer to use a mason jar)
Salt (if making salted butter)

Directions:
Directions:
IN A STAND MIXER

Pour the heavy cream into your mixer bowl add salt if you are making salted butter. Then the mixer on to medium speed.

Let the mixer churn the heavy cream into butter. In about 10 minutes or so you will have homemade butter! You will also see buttermilk at the bottom of the bowl. You can keep or discard the buttermilk.

Remove the clumps of butter from the mixer bowl and put it into a small bowl. Pour a small amount of cold water on top of it and shape your butter. You can shape it into a ball or a roll, the preference is yours.

Then just store it in an air tight container in the fridge for 7-10 days or at room temperature for 3-5 days.

IN A MASON JAR

Fill a mason jar half way with heavy cream. Depending on how much cream you are wanting to use to make butter will depend on the size of the mason jar that you use. You want to make sure there is enough room for the cream to mix around in the mason jar and turn into butter.

Once the cream is in the mason jar put the lid on and be sure it is on tight.

Then get to mixing! All you have to do is shake the mason jar. You will see the butter forming in the mason jar.

Once all the butter is done churning you will have a clump of butter and you will see liquid at the bottom of the mason jar, that liquid is buttermilk. You can keep it in another mason jar or discard it, whichever you choose.

Remove the clumps of butter from the mason jar and put it into a small bowl. Pour a small amount of cold water on top of it and shape your butter. You can shape it into a ball or a roll, the preference is yours.

Then just store it in an air tight container in the fridge for 7-10 days or at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I have found that using room-temperature cream works best, and fastest.

Washing the butter is important.
1. Pour off the buttermilk - you can either use it to make cornbread, or any other recipe.
2. Put the butter in a dish, run cold water over it and smash the butter around with fork or spoon as water runs over it.
3. Pour off the liquid.
4. Repeat until liquid runs clear.

Washed butter has a longer shelf life. After I've washed it is when I add desired amount of salt.

Homemade butter will not be the same color as store-bought butter, just FYI.

 

 

 

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