Saturday, October 30, 2010

Homemade Butter


        This post is a companion to the last one, because if you bake homemade bread, you've got to go the extra mile and make some homemade butter to go with it! Just the other day, I was gifted a block of homemade butter straight from the cow and stand mixer, so I came home and made some bread for a family dinner.  I placed the bright yellow brick of butter ( all natural coloring ) on the table and it was a magnet! Warm bread from the oven, creamy butter melting in, what a treat! The gifter told me I didn't need a cow  to make my own, all I needed was heavy whipping cream, salt to taste and a stand mixer, so now, I can make homemade butter anytime and you can too!

Homemade Butter

2 c. heavy cream
1/4 t. salt
Pour cream in a stand mixer or food processor and blend for 10 min. on med. speed or till the butter separates.  Stain off the liquid, which is buttermilk so save for other baking. Season to taste with salt. Press butter into small bowl or foam brick. Use the back of a spoon to further remove liquid. Process longer if not firm.

There's no more excuses for supplying your family with the best of butters, a little time equals a feast for the taste buds and easy on the tummy too! Enjoy and pass the butter please!

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