Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Making your own butter

Making homemade butter is unbelievably easy!

Put some heavy whipping cream into a stand mixer and mix on med-high speed.

At some point, you'll end up with whipped cream. If you have some ice cream on hand, you can stop here ;) Keep mixing if you want to end up with butter.

Your whipped cream will get thicker and thicker until in an instant it separates leaving you with butter and buttermilk.

Using your hand remove the butter from the buttermilk, and begin to squeeze out the excess liquid. You can them knead the butter to get the rest out. Buttermilk will contribute to your butter turning rancid quickly.

Once done kneading, I'd suggest mixing in some sea salt, maybe some fresh cracked pepper. If you want to get really fancy, try mixing in some finely chopped fresh parsley and/or thyme.

Mon delice!


Mark said...

What type of cream is best? Cheap or higher quality?

Jeremy Hilton said...

Always use high quality ingredients. And this doesn't just apply to making butter.

Orlando Food Blog said...

Just did this. It was awesome! I know that sounds silly but it was. I was watching the process and it was at a thick creamy state. I looked away for 10 seconds and next thing I knew, the butter was in a solid lump on the whisk splashing buttermilk all over the counter. Can't wait to try it on some toast in the morning.