Here are a couple of pictures. The first is the butter and the second is the buttermilk that I just poured into a clean old jar that I had. I can't wait to try a piece of toast in the morning with the butter:D
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I'm trying to make as many things from scratch as possible and also trying to buy things without too many preservatives in it. So, I decided to try my hand at making homemade butter. I looked it up on allrecipes.com (can you tell I like that website?) and found this recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Butter-2/Detail.aspx?prop31=3 and tried it. It was super fast to make. I put the ingredients into my kitchenaid type mixer and mixed it on 8 for 15 minutes. Once the butter separated from the buttermilk, I strained the butter through a paper towel (I don't have any cheesecloth to use) and squeezed out all the buttermilk. I rinsed it then to get any buttermilk that was on it off. Per the reviews, they said if any buttermilk was left on it would make it taste bitter. Once that was done, I mixed the salt into the butter by hand. Next time, though, I will just use the mixer again. I then tasted it and it tasted wonderful!! And, it maybe cost $1.00 to make it and made about 2 sticks worth. I didn't shape into sticks, though.