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Homemade Butter Recipe

Homemade Butter: A Simple, Healthier Alternative

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint (2 cups) of heavy cream: For the best quality, opt for organic or grass-fed cream.
  • Salt (optional): A pinch to enhance the flavor.
  • Equipment: A stand mixer or hand mixer. Alternatively, a blender or glass jar can be used for a more hands-on approach.

Preparation:

  1. Prepare the Cream: Pour the heavy cream into the bowl of your stand mixer or a large mixing bowl if using a hand mixer.
  2. Beat the Cream: Set your mixer to medium-high. The cream will first turn into whipped cream. Continue beating until it separates into butter and buttermilk, which typically takes 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Separate the Butter: Once separated, remove the buttermilk (save it for baking or cooking if you wish).
  4. Wash the Butter: Rinse the butter with cold water to eliminate any remaining buttermilk. Press the butter using a spatula or your hands to remove as much liquid as possible. This step is crucial for extending the butter’s shelf life.
  5. Season and Store: If desired, add a bit of salt to your butter and mix well. Transfer the butter to a container or shape it using parchment paper. Store it in the refrigerator.

Tips for Optimal Results:

  • Choose Quality Cream: Higher quality cream, especially organic or grass-fed, results in better tasting and healthier butter.
  • Room Temperature Cream: Let your cream warm up slightly before starting to speed up the butter-making process.
  • Enhance Flavor: For a gourmet touch, consider adding herbs, garlic, or honey to your butter.

Final Thoughts:

Making butter at home is a straightforward and enjoyable activity that yields delicious, fresh butter. With just one ingredient, you can create a healthier, tastier alternative to store-bought butter. Try this easy recipe and enjoy your homemade butter on toast, in recipes, or as a special treat.

Enjoy!


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