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Homemade Butter

Learn how to make homemade butter with this quick and easy recipe.Perfect for biscuits, cakes and more.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. With the whisk attachment, mix heavy whipping cream at high speed. It goes quickly through the stages and will just take a few minutes. 
  2. You’ll see the cream begin to thicken (read : whipped cream, the best made-from-scratch thing perhaps ever) and as it mixes longer it will quickly begin to solidify and clump together, separating itself into butter solids and buttermilk. Once this occurs you can turn off the mixer to avoid buttermilk splattering all over your kitchen. 
  3. Next, gather the butter solids into a flour sack cloth or cheese cloth. 
  4. Then take the buttermilk and pour it through a fine mesh strainer or again cheesecloth to capture any remaining butter solids. I poured mine directly into a little jar to store for biscuit making, perfect. 
  5. Squeeze the remaining buttermilk out of the butter solids, wringing out as much as possible. Try to handle it as quickly as possible as the butter will begin to melt. 
  6. Wash the butter in a bath of cold water to remove any remaining buttermilk, as it will make the butter sour and not allow it to keep as long. The water in your bowl will be cloudy for several baths and continue until it runs clear. Finally, sprinkle salt and mix in.