Homemade Butter

Fun, easy to make and it’s delicious too!

One of my favourite childhood memories is making butter with my mum. We’d save the ‘cream off the top’ of the milk bottles for a few days then shake it up in a jam jar. Nothing tasted better than our homemade butter on toast.

It’s such a simple thing to do, all you need is:

Whipping cream
A jam jar
A pinch of sea salt to season the butter

What to do:

Half fill a clean jam jar with whipping cream.

Put the lid on tightly and shake, shake, shake!

Depending how vigorously you shake the jar you’ll have butter in about 10 minutes.

After approx. 5 minutes the cream will almost become solid and you may think there’s no more shaking to be done – keep going! After a few more minutes the butter will separate from the buttermilk.

Drain the butter, mix in a pinch of sea salt to taste and keep it in a tub with a lid in the fridge.

The leftover buttermilk is delicious to drink or use it in your baking.

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