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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Homemade Butter

Photo by Simply Nurtured



Homemade butter is really fresh, creamy, and delicious. Best of all, it's so easy to make. Heavy cream and a food processor and a touch of salt and magic happens.

To make 1 cup of butter here's what you'll need:

2 Cups of Heavy Cream
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt (optional)
Food Processor

Add the cream to your food processor and process until the butter separates. This will take 5-10 minutes and you will know when it's done because you'll see the butter. There will also be some buttermilk. Pour off the buttermilk, store for later use. Remove your butter from the processor and give a quick rinse. You can dry in cheesecloth, squeezing gently to remove excess moisture, or set on a coffee filter a couple of minutes. Add the butter to a bowl and add salt, combine. If you prefer unsalted butter omit the salt.

If you want to make herb butter add your herbs in before storage in the refrigerator.

Use immediately and store leftovers in the refrigerator. 


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