Ok, so I am NOT the creative princess of the bunch-so when I get the opportunity to actually do something from scratch and it turns out right I get sooooo excited. Yesterday I received an email on how to make homemade butter. It looked simple enough so on the way home I stopped at the store and picked up what I needed to make it with the kids (I have 5 at home all under the age of 10). I decided this would be my way to make sure they weren’t getting into anything while I made dinner-and it worked great! So, here’s how it goes…
Heavy Whipping Cream (I used 2 pints and enough for 4 of the kids to participate)
1 tsp. Salt
Jar with a lid (I used the little Ziploc storage containers with the screw on lids)
Some willing participants to do the shaking!
Pour each container about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full
Screw the lids on tight-don’t want any unnecessary mess
Begin shaking vigorously for 5 minutes (I set a kitchen timer each time for this)
At the end of 5 minutes you’ll notice the cream starting to thicken and stick to the side of the container
Shake some more for 10 more mintues
Take off the lid and you should have a lump in the middle of the container with liquid around it (this liquid is buttermilk! how cool is that? you can save this for biscuits or pancakes if you want)
Pour off the buttermilk into a separate dish, Add salt and stir! So simple and easy and it really does taste so good.
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