Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Making butter...

As some of you know, I love to make homemade things for my family. Homemade ingredients just make things taste better in my opinion, better than all that nasty processed stuff. No, I have not gotten away from all of that other stuff but I am trying to really provide better meals for my family. Anyway, the kids and I decided to make some homemade butter this summer and it was so easy and so yummy. All you do it take some heavy whipping cream and some salt if you desire your butter to be salted.
Shake it up and you get butter - no lie, it's really that easy. We placed the whipping cream into a tight container and shook, and shook, and shook (actually it really didn't take that long but Andrew will tell you otherwise - hehe).
We were left with a clump of butter. We removed the excess liquid which is actually buttermilk that forms so you could definitely use it in other recipes but we just chucked it :). We added a smidgen of salt and placed the butter in a container in the frig -- there you have it - some super yummy (yes, better than the store bought kind) homemade butter. Try it sometime. It really was a fun activity and the kids couldn't get over how great it tasted over piping hot raisin bread :)

3 comments:

Braley Mama said...

now that is awesome! and it doubles as a science lesson :O)

Dawn Porter said...

How cool and amazingly simple is that! I totally want to learn :-)

Jeff and Meg said...

Glad to see your kids helped for more than 2 seconds! :) When we did it the kids gave up and I ended up doing it. I do think its cool that butter just appears in the jar, ready to eat!