Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Homemade Butter

homemade butter.

Making butter sounds hard, right? That's why I'd always avoided it, even though it sounded like it would be amazing. Then I was reading through this beautiful blog and found this post. I was inspired.

The instructions are so easy. Fill up a mason jar half way with cream, put the lid on and shake. And shake. And shake some more.

And what do you get? Delicious butter and a sense of accomplishment.

Make some butter tonight. You won't be sorry.

homemade butter.

35 comments:

  1. I never realized it was that easy!
    Something I'm going to have to try this week!

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  2. That's so funny! I just made butter yesterday, I find it so fun and easy to do.
    Esther

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  3. I remember doing this as a kid. Except there were three of us kids and we took turns shaking. Haven't done this in a while. I think I need to round up some kids to help me.

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  4. I didn't think making butter would be that easy! I'll have to ask my mom if we can make some. ;)

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  5. I definitely want to try this! Nice post :)

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  6. Finally... folks that won't think I'm crazy for making my own butter. Years ago, as in the '70's, I heard of a recipe for home made butter. I tried it and haven't bought a stick of butter since. My thing is using my stand mixer. Cream, a couple of teaspoons of peanut oil and a dash of sea salt. Of course, I'm left with buttermilk which is good drinking or making biscuits and cornbread.
    Laureen

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  7. Oh it makes me smile to see you make your own !!! :) We used to make our own growing up on the farm! ahhh the memories!

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  8. I used to live on a dairy farm and we did this all the time when I was little. What fun memories!
    Enjoy that butter. (:

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  9. Hannah, as always your pictures are just beautiful. I love your work.

    Laura

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  10. easy... and cut some herbes inside and you'll have herb butter or some very fine chopped sundried tomatoes... everything is possible. nice pictures and nice photographs.

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  11. Awesome! I used to work in a restaurant that made their own butter... they did it the complicated way, and cultured it before whipping it~ it was pretty intense. I like this way better.

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  12. This shows what a city girl I am -- but when you say "cream," do you mean heavy cream? I only know what I see in the grocery store...

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  13. Mmm! I've heard of using a mixer, but a jar is even easier! I will be sure to pick up some unpasteurized cream from the farmer's market and make some this weekend!

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  14. Yeah, I've heard its super easy. The blog I first saw it on made it in her KA.

    Yum, I can only begin to imagine how yummy it is! Oh, and the add ins, honey, cinnamon,did I say yum?! Oooo....thanks for reminding me I need to do it!
    ~ingrid

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  15. I made it with a jar when I was a Girl Scout Brownie. Oh, it felt like it took forever! I think it would be easier and quicker to make it in the KA stand mixer. However, with the jar version, you can really feel like you made the butter haha. Either way, I'm sure it tastes fantastic!

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  16. YAY!! I'm so glad you made this. Isn't it crazy how easy it is. Pure crazy.

    :)

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  17. ps.... is that "a homemade life" i see off in the background of the top photo??
    Loved that book....

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  18. i did this tonight. the simplest thing to do, honestly! didn't get tired out either. and the butter came out so delicious! this is going into my book of secrets!

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  19. Homemade butter! Oh! Great idea! I would never have thought of making some myself :)

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  20. You can also use stand mixer to do this - then it's going to be even easier. But a real home made butter prepared from good quality heavy cream is a real treat. It's perfect with fresh, home baked bread :-)

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  21. That's the best use I've ever heard for a stand mixer o.O I think I need one now! How long does it take, using the stand mixer?

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  22. how interesting!!!!! i never thought it would be so easy.

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  23. I did this with the kiddos last year...it IS so fun and neat!!! :-)

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  24. Amos is my hubby...doh! :P I ALWAYS forget to sign him out!

    Amy

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  25. omg that sounds amazing. i. love. butter. ahhah!

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  26. Hannah, you're photos are fabulous! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

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  27. You blog is so cute - I love the photos and the food!

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  28. Fun! Fun! I'll have to try this with my little 1st graders at school.

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  29. I love making butter from scratch! It's super fun to do (at least I think so- LOL). Great post and photos! :D

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  30. Oh, that has to be good. And so easy? Well, I'm always afraid of over-whipping the cream turning it into butter. I don't know why I've avoided actually doing it for such a long time!

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  31. This sounds great! Definitely going to try it. But on more question - does it also work with UHT cream? Or does it have to be fresh?

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