Friday, December 21, 2007

How To Make Homemade Butter

How to make butter

What you need to get started:
Baby food jars
Heavy whipping cream
Salt

Fill the baby food jar 1/2 way with the heavy cream and a pinch of salt.
Start to shake the jar. Get kids to do it for you...wink.
Keep shaking till a ball of butter forms. About 20-30 minutes.
Drain off the whey. Chill the butter for an hour or so.

labor

separate the butter and whey

homemade butter

Although very tiring, my kids looooooooved making homemade butter. Once the butter formed, they all went nuts.

"Look Miss! Look! It's really butter!!!"

16 comments:

ilovepearly said...

Interesting, I thought you need to add more stuff into it...hehehe

eatdrinknbmerry said...

beautiful artery-clogging photo j!

erin said...

i remember doing this in kindergarten and it was really, really cool. it's a pretty fun way to get kids to start thinking about where their food comes from. i might have to do this at home and see if my boyfriend will like shaking a jar of cream as much as a 5 year old!

Anonymous said...

KIDS ARE LUCKY TO HAVE A TEACHER LIKE
YOU.

Michael said...

I think you can also use a blender if you don't feel like shaking so hard :).

Stef said...

I had NO idea it was that easy. Well, shaking for 20 min isn't that easy, but you know what I mean.

KirkK said...

He-he-h....what do child labor laws say about butter-making! ;O)

Jeni said...

Ilovepearly...so did the kids. I asked them if they can guess the ingredients in butter...they named all sorts of things like mayo, peanut butter, crisco! haha. Thanks for stopping by.

EDNBM...I love how my kids are so used to giving me time to take my photos.

Erin..thanks for stopping by. My kids were in awe of the simple list of ingredients. Fresh butter is the bomb...I hope your bf makes some for you this holiday!

Anonymom...I love you mommy!

Michael...yea, I've seen people use a hand mixer but it still takes 20 minutes as well.

Stef...find some little ones to do it for you!

Kirkk...haha. My poor babies kept saying, "Miss...my arm hurts." It totally reminded me of that seen on Happy Gilmore where Ben Stiller was making the senior citizens crochet. haha.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any good uses for the whey?

One Food Guy said...

By making your students shake a jar for a half an hour, you are simply preparing them for culinary school where they'll have to whisk their own mayonnaise by hand; it takes almost as long!

elmomonster said...

Holey moley! That's a cool lesson. I thnk I just learned something.

Jeni said...

Anonymous...there's not too much whey /buttermilk produced after making the butter. But with the little produced, you can add it to some mashed potatoes for flavor. If you're making a lot of butter...make some buttermilk scones. MMM!

One Food Guy...ooh...you just made me think of another food project for us. I don't think my kids have whisking skills though. It might be a good time to introduce them to the blender.

Elmo! Thanks for visiting my cooking class.

BoLA said...

Great job Miss J! You are a great teacher... those kids ARE lucky to have you as their sensei!

Btw, Merry Christmas!!!

H. C. said...

Happy Holidays! I used to doing this with the half-n-half creamers at Mickey Ds, albeit the "butter" produce is insignificant.

☆Hachiko☆ said...

ooh... what kind of recipes would the butter work in? 'coz that's a quite a lot of butter!

Have a happy holiday

WSL98787 said...

I have seen some people put a marble along with the cream. It takes less time, but it's not so fun as shaking a jar for 20 minutes (for kids).

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