Tuesday, January 27, 2009

'S'mofo butter layin' me to da' BONE! Jackin' me up... tight me!

Yesterday's culinary excursion? Homemade butter. Simply because I can.

If I could buy cream in bulk I might consider doing this on a regular basis. It's too damn easy and I am really getting into controlling what goes into the food I eat. With homemade butter I can make it unsalted or lightly salted for spreading on bread. Or I could make organic butter with organic cream. It would be especially good for salted butter because I only cook with unsalted butter but I do like salted butter on bread. Learned that in travels to Europe and Canada. So my volume needs for salted butter would be low.

If you are interested in making your own, this web page describes the process better than I can.

Yield is only about 40-50% (two pints of cream gave me three sticks of butter) so it is unfortunately not cheaper to make your own than to buy bricks of four sticks at the grocery. But man, it is just so coool! Whip some up for your next dinner party. "Would you care for some butter with those homemade rolls? Oh I made the butter too." I need to look for a nearby dairy where maybe I can buy some cream on the cheap. Oh and maybe buy some butter molds.


Brook said...

Reminds me of umm, 2nd grade when the entire class made butter by shaking a mason jar full of cream til we got tired and passing it on. I think it was for Thanksgiving and it tasted soooo good on the warm pumpkin bread the teacher had made.

Brook said...

And I am liking the Screamin Cheetah Wheelies though i have never heard of them before today. Now quit talking I have laundry to do!