Monday, March 25, 2013
Home Made Butter
My friend Becky drinks fresh cow's milk. I haven't gotten the courage to try the cow's milk but I have been having fun experimenting with making cheese and..........BUTTER!
Today Mai and I made fresh butter. It was so easy! I remember making butter when I was in the Girl Scouts (yes, I was in the Girl Scouts for a few years) by shaking cream really hard, really fast. That is too much work.
Time to get out the food processor!
The first thing we did was remove the cream from the fresh cow's milk. The cream is the heavier liquid at the top of the jar.
Put the cream in the food processor. ALERT! Do not overfill the food processor. As the cream is whipped it expands..............hence the towel along the food processor.
Turn the food processor on high and walk away. Yes, it is that easy. It will take about 10-15 minutes for the fat to separate. When that happens you will will have chunks of butter and some liquid.
Drain the liquid from the butter.
Now you have to squeeze the liquid from the butter.
Add a little salt......
We took the cream from 2 gallons of milk. It made 4 balls of butter.
Now we need some fresh bread..................