Homemade butter

Feeling like I was in the middle of a Shake Weight infomercial, I took my turn shaking the heavy cream to make homemade butter.

To make about a half cup of butter, first I measured out a cup of heavy cream.

After a few minutes of shaking, it had thickened quite a bit.

It was thicker still after more shaking.

And more shaking.

It got very thick and hard to shake. Then, it got easy to shake again as the buttermilk separated from the butter and sloshed around free in the container.

I poured off the buttermilk. This can be used in other recipes, such as biscuits and pancakes.

It took about 15 minutes to turn the cream into butter. I stirred in a pinch of salt, and we had some on toast. It was creamy and delicious (as butter always is).

#74: 101 things in 1001 days. Make butter.

Update: We had some the next day on homemade bread.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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