Now before I begin to teach you How to Make Homemade Butter, let me explain WHY I made butter at home.
Two words – Amazing Race!
Yes they made butter from cream on one of their shows a few years ago. I had about 300ml of cream close to the use by date in the fridge and thought I’d give it a go. And you know what – it was FUN AND it tastes great!!!
So here’s how I did it.
Is it frugal? – well probably not, unless you can get cream for free.
In a glass jar or similar, pour in the cream and with a set of electric beaters beat until thick, then keep going.
The mixture should go that lovely light yellow colour of butter and look like it has curdled.
Add a splash of cold water (roughly 2 tbsp.) and a pinch of salt and mix well with a spoon.
Put the mixture into a sieve and with clean hands gently 'push' the liquid out of the butter.
This liquid is Buttermilk. You can use it in pancakes and muffins.
Keep rolling the butter around with clean hands very gently until you have removed as much of the liquid as possible (if you leave the buttermilk in the butter - it will spoil very quickly!).
Place in a sealed container in the fridge.
Recipe Hints and Tips:
- Homemade Butter is not suitable to freeze.
But sometimes it’s just nice to know how to do these things! You never know when it’ll come in handy.