How to Make Butter

Zahna Klaver By Zahna Klaver, 25th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3lxmgl8t/
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The doctors have now changed their minds and are back to telling us what our grandparents knew. Butter is just fine for us and a healthy diet needs to include some. The problem is that getting pure, organic butter can be very difficult. If you have a source of organic milk that you trust you can make your own and have no more worries. It takes a lot of milk, which is ideal for those of us with cows!

How to Make Butter (in less than 5 minutes)

The doctors have now changed their minds and are back to telling us what our grandparents knew. Butter is just fine for us and a healthy diet needs to include some. The problem is that getting pure, organic butter can be very difficult. If you have a source of organic milk that you trust you can make your own and have no more worries. It takes a lot of milk, which is ideal for those of us with cows!

Get fresh, organic, whole milk.

Great milk makes great butter. If you do not have neighbours with cows like I do, any milk will work. Whole milk though, cream is even better. It is the fat you want.

Use a Blender or Food Processor

Fill your blender or food processor about half way. The processing expands the liquid so this way you can avoid a mess. Blend the milk until it separates. You will have solids and a liquid. This process is called churning the butter. A butter churn took a long time. An electric blender takes a couple of minutes.

Separate the Solids Out

Separate the liquid from the solids. A strainer over a small jug to contain the buttermilk works perfectly. Save the buttermilk for biscuits or pancakes. Some people like to drink it. It is not as thick nor sour as the stuff you buy in cartons at the store so if you are using it in a recipe you may find some adjustment is necessary.

Rinse

Rinse off the butter. With the butter solids in the strainer I just run them under some cool water for a short time, until the water runs clear. It looks milky for a while.

Salt and Store

Leave your butter unsalted if your recipes call for unsalted butter, but regular table butter is salted. The salt (I use unprocessed sea salt because it is easy for me to get) changes the flavour and also helps preserve the butter. Wrap and refrigerate or freeze as you would any butter.

Good health and good times can be had with a delicious butter you made yourself.

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Butter, Cooking, Cream, Health, Milk, Nutrition, Oil

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author avatar Zahna Klaver
An early retirement in South America leaves me time to finally write about the subjects I have studied throughout my life. Health, nutrition, business, homesteading and cooking are my passions!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks for the tips and guidance - looks simple, let me try it! siva

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