Home made BUTTER

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    I made butter last night for the first time in my life.......

    I can not believe how easy it is to make (y) 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 (y)) 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 :D:D

    I can't really see us buying butter ever again!
     
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  2. scotjimland

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    I toyed with this idea some while ago.. even bought two Welsh butter pats from ebay ..

    but the price of double cream makes it uneconomical.. unless you find it being sold cheap with a short use by date .. Makro sometimes have it on offer
     
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    I bought Jill some 17th century style butter making kit some years ago when we were still going to re-enactment events and she used it a number of times. The kit must be somewhere in the house but I can't remember where.
     
  4. milliethehymer

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    :notworthy2:Great post @chocksaway !

    I've thought about making my own butter on and off for a long time. Your method seems very straightforward and as I'm off shopping later this morning, I'll get the necessary stuff in and will report back.

    The thought of home made soda bread made with home made buttermilk, lashed with home made butter and home made jam is sending me into sensory overload :xgrin::xgrin::xgrin:
     
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  5. Chockswahay

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    I had thought that too. The butter I made from the 600ml turned out to be equivalent to £1.19 per 250g pack so compared to an average price of £1.60/£1.80 for French style salted butter I am quite happy......

    Also I got 200ml of fresh buttermilk thrown in .........

    I like the idea that I can make various styles and tastes of butter as required (y)

    I will report back with a final taste test after breakfast (that will be todays homemade sourdough bread ;))
     
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  6. Chockswahay

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    @milliethehymer I found this link really useful......

    http://oakden.co.uk/home-made-butter/

    Their web site is not the easiest to navigate but look in the 'recipes' section for loads of tasty looking stuff (y)
     
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    fair enough.. will re-visit the idea and report back (y)
     
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    http://oakden.co.uk/home-made-butter/

    Their web site is not the easiest to navigate but look in the 'recipes' section for loads of tasty looking stuff (y)[/QUOTE]


    Thanks for the heads up, had a quick look at the site and seems like a great resource
     
  9. Khizzie

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    I was brought up on a dairy farm and like my mum I had to do my share of work when I was little such as collecting the fowls eggs from wherever they decided to lay them which was fun for a kid of my age ,but butted churning by hand every day for hours on end I hated . So enjoy your trip into the past making butter. Shop bought top quality butter from Wales or Devon is super..IMO..
     
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  10. Robert Clark

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    Butter is one of my favourite things - especially spread thick on Panatone
     
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    ...et ma souer, elle bat le buerre...

    :xwink:

    JJ :xcool:
     
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  13. Chockswahay

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    You missed the bit about 4 1/2 minutes in an electric stand mixer :rolleyes: Quicker than going to the shops, and tastier too ! :D
     
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    Think I 'might' just be being swayed into getting a 'mixer' instead of a bread machine (for bread kneading) if I can make butter too .... mmmmmmmmm. I love butter and so does my Mum who often has butter with a bit of bread (yes, more butter than bread!).
     
  15. Chockswahay

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    @MinxyGirl now you will be starting a 'mixer wars' debate ;)

    I would recommend a Kenwood Kmix.......... but @ScotJim would recommend a KitchenAid ..........

    As it happens we got ours free from uncle Tesco so the decision was an easy one (y)

    (Err, I don't mean I nicked it............ we had a truck load of 'points' to use added to a silly price on their website at the time :D)
     
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  16. Chockswahay

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    Well, I have not 'died and gone to Heaven' ...............

    Coz I'm still alive and Heaven is in my house in the shape of home made butter and home made bread ! (y)(y)(y)

    The butter really does taste awesome! we tried all 'three' and they are lovely.

    This is of course a 'butter' thread but I am also very happy with my sourdough now......... finally got the hang of it :D
     
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  17. scotjimland

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    whatever you can afford.. if money no object the KitchenAid .. both do the job..

    bit like choosing a motorhome.. a cheap one off ebay is better than none ...

    All you need to get now is some Chooks.. can't beat fresh eggs
     
  18. milliethehymer

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    Without hijacking the thread, you can also make cakes using the stand mixer...and the filling, and the icing ....

    +1 for Kitchenaid here

    As the yoof say... #just sayin' :xThumb:
     
  19. Chockswahay

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    Surely you can in a stand mixer ;)

    (sorry :rolleyes:)
     
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  20. Chockswahay

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    The point is........... get a top quality one and don't be tempted by a £19.99 special :rolleyes:
     
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