Ryan came across a really...interesting video the other day. It is a guy showing us how to make butter from real cream, and I admit it...I was totally up for trying it out cuz it just sounds so wonderful. I love butter! REAL butter, that is.
Here's the video...see for yourself!
And, after a few days of trying to remind ourselves to set the cream out at a reasonable time so we would be able to work with it 12 hours later, we did it!! WE MADE BUTTER! I dunno why, but I just feel so good about myself knowing that I can do something like that. I love to create, and I strive to do things naturally when possible. Plus, it's just so simple. Simple enough that you can't really make any excuse about being lazy. We used an empty pickle jar. No - the butter did not taste or smell like pickles...but I'm surprised, to be honest, because the lid still had a faint pickle smell in the rim. =]
Here are some pictures of our adventure with butter-making!
|Shaking it up!|
|The results of shaking for 3 minutes|
|See the butter "globules" and buttermilk are separated now...|
|straining out the buttermilk and rinsing the butter with cold water|
|Glorious, beautiful, enchanting...butter! ;-]|
|And of course, the highlight - we melted it onto our freshly steamed veggies for dinner right after it was finished! YUM!!|
Now you wanna give it a try, don't ya?! It's worth it...trust me! The texture is so light and fluffy...way better than the stick brick. And, if you rinse the buttermilk off really well with cold water before you store the butter, it keeps quite a while.