Butter - Who knew how simple it was to make your own! I found a ton of tutorials and they are all great. My favorite one is from 2 little hooligans. Her pictures are beautiful and the directions sweet and simple.
But did I tell you that I MADE BUTTER TODAY? I don't know why I'm so excited about it. It's such a simple concept....but I was tickled pink and we all ate the first batch right away.
OK, here's what you need:
Jar (with tight lid)
Yeah, that's it....seriously.
Pour cream into jar 1/3 to 1/2 full.
Shake the jar for 20 to 30 minutes.
You'll see 4 stages:
Butter & Buttermilk
Once your butter separates from you buttermilk,
drain the buttermilk out into a dish and
keep shaking it for a while longer to get all the buttermilk out.
Drain out your remaining buttermilk and save it for...buttermilk pancakes, maybe?
Add your salt to taste (I added 2 pinches of sea-salt for my small batch)
You may have delusions of grandeur when you're finished...like you just invented fire or something. Not to worry. After proclaiming "I just made butter!" to your husband for the third time and he just stares at you like your crazy, the delusions will pass....but seriously, I MADE BUTTER TODAY!