With all the craziness going on it's been difficult to find many essentials in the store. Noticing that we were starting to run low on butter, but had extra whipping cream I decided it was time to experiment with making our own. Luckily Mom had purchased a mason jar churn several months ago when she thought this would be a fun activity to try with my younger brothers. Little did she know just when it would become handy!
Of course, just having a jar doesn't mean you know the ins and outs of butter production, so I turned to my handy dandy Pinterest search to find the easiest recipe for butter. Thank you to midgetmomma.com for teaching us the basics.
My younger brother and I took turns churning the butter for approximately 1 hour.
1 Cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 tsp of Salt
This is actually the ratio of salt to cream, so if you would like to make more for your personal use I'm sure you can.
Ours yielded about 6 Tbl of butter and a 1/2 cup of buttermilk.
My Mom used the buttermilk in her fresh-made Irish Soda Bread, which we spread with our proudly made butter.
What projects are keeping you busy during quarantine? Have you ever made your own butter? What is your favorite butter making method? Do you flavor your butter too?
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