I've always wanted to make my own butter. I don't know, there's something about being self sufficient that entices me, peaks my curiosity.
I had a container of Organic heavy cream in my fridge that did not have a purpose within the near future.
Hum .... what do I have to lose? If it doesn't work out, I get to throw it out and if it does, I have delicious butter.
I pulled out my stand mixer and started whipping. Make sure you have a splash guard ... it does get messy towards the end.
What an experience!
It is so strange to see it going from a thick whipping cream to something that looks like cottage cheese ...
And as you keep going, it liquifies and then you have this ...
Empty out the buttermilk in a different container and reserve for your favourite recipe ...
The fresh buttermilk will keep in your fridge for approximately two (2) weeks.
Using your mixer, rinse your butter with cold/ice water by whipping it. It is important to continue mixing it with fresh cold water, discarding the water and adding fresh water until the water is fairly clear. If you skip this step, you butter will not have a long shelf life, and will sour.
Once you're done, mix in a pinch of salt. I used a fine sea salt. I shaped it using wax paper ...
The butter is delicious .... I will most definitely make more!
Thanks for stopping by ... Catch you all later!