Friday, August 7, 2009


Did you know you can make your own butter? 

Just take 1-2 cups of cream and pour it into a glass quart jar.  Shake it for about 15 minutes or more.  The agitation is what brings about 2 phases:  the first one is whipped cream, the 2nd is the butter.

The whipped cream is light and fluffy and delicious.  Keep shaking past this phase until you see the butter granules.  Then pour the buttermilk into a cup and put that in the refrigerator. 

Now you can rinse the butter granules with cool water and press with a wooden spoon.  You want to repeat this process several times until the water runs clear.  Then work in about 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt into the butter and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Use the buttermilk to make pancakes or biscuits.  Both the butter and buttermilk are full of nutrients so enjoy!

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