Making Homemade Butter

Making homemade butter is fun and easy to do.

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1. Purchase quality heavy cream. Let the cream sit out for 12 hours before making. This allows the cream to ferment/sour.

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2. Shake jar in a firm downward motion. (Like holding a hammer with two hands and hammering a nail)

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3. As you are shaking, you will first see that the liquid clings to the sides the jar.

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4. After 3 minutes of shaking you will start to feel something solid sloshing around. The liquid doesn't cling to the jar anymore. 

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5. Open the jar and you can see the butter. The liquid is buttermilk.

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6. Pour out the buttermilk and save to use for baking or drinking. 

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7. Rinse off the excess buttermilk with water. Rinse and drain until water runs clear.

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8. The butter is ready to use. Add salt if desired. Yum!