Butter – Home-made!

Ever wanted to try your hand at making your own homemade butter?
Below’s a ten minute (approx – temperature/weather affected) receipe.

Utensils & Ingredient/s:
* glass jar with a lid
* heavy cream (35% whipping cream)

Optional:
* Herbs (thyme, lemon zest, pepper, truffle, cacao, …) for a custom flavoured butter.
* A few clean glass marbles

Instructions:
Half-fill your jar with cream (if you’re using the optional marbles pop them into the jar too)
Put the lid on the jar tightly and SHAKE IT!

What you will notice:
The liquid will thicken, and you won’t hear liquid sloshing around as much then after a few more minutes, you’ll hear liquid sloshing around in the jar again. This will be the buttermilk separating from the butter.  Continue to shake the jar for another minute or so, so that the butter becomes a solid mass.

Pour off the buttermilk and scoop the butter out of the jar compacting it… remember to remove the marbles if you used any.
Rinse the butter under cold water, kneading it slightly as you rinse. 

Note:
Homemade butter without preservatives should keep well for a few days in the fridge.

Now you can use your buttermilk and your homemade butter for baking, scones, sandwiches, etc! 🙂

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