I made butter last night for the first time in my life....... I can not believe how easy it is to make It is a form of Alchemy Started off with 600 ml of Double Cream, placed in the stand mixer and whisked until done! I slowly ramped up the speed every 30 seconds and within 4 1/2 minutes I had butter! It was amazing to watch, first the cream went through the 'peaks' of whipped cream, then the lumps of clotted cream, then all of a sudden the liquid separated from the solid and butter was whizzing around in a bowl of buttermilk ! I drained off the buttermilk (to make Soda Bread later ) then 'rinsed' the butter in clean cold water a couple of times squeezing out the remaining buttermilk. I divided up the butter in to 2 x 125g and 1 x 85 g. For an experiment I then added 2g fine sea salt to one, left the other one unsalted and the smaller one I added course sea salt crystals for a 'Normandy style' butter. The results are fantastic I can't really see us buying butter ever again!