Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Homemade Butter

I had recently been telling my daughter that when I was a child, we made homemade butter...just for fun. We scraped the cream off the top of the farm milk some friendsgave us, sealed it in a jar and took turns shaking it until it turned into a lump. As it happens, I had a pint of heavy whipping cream I needed to use, so we dumped it into the food processor and after about ten minutes, it became butter. I added a touch of salt. Fresh butter like this tastes so much better than butter from the store. It melts in your mouth with a mild flavor. Store butter can have a bitter edge.


tahtimbo said...

When I was in kindergarten, our teacher took us outside and made us sit in a circle. She then took some heavy cream and placed it in a jar and we all took turns shaking it. When it turned into butter, she brought out a bunch of crackers and we ate it.
It may seem strange, but I still remember how good it tasted.

Justin Boggs said...

Thank-you for this. I haven't done that with my son, and I should. It's good that your kids know where their food comes from.