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Making my own butter! (merged)



  • halloweenqueen_2
    Well worth it, got a tub of margarine languishing in my fridge, won't be using that again! Maybe I can feed it to the birds!
  • Mr_Proctalgia
    I've been googling around looking for the mysterious 18% of butter - Nothing found yet but I did see that you can make butter in 2 or 3 minutes in a plunger type cafetiere with the middle filter removed. I don't have one but it may be worth a try.
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  • Hunnymonster
    The missing 18% will be milk solids, proteins (caseins) and water..... after all with nothing else in it but fat would be exactly like lard.
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  • frannyscho
    I love this site...this looks like such good fun for the kids...I can remember making butter too when I was little. Is the cream from silver top from the milkman any good? My kids say yuk whenever the top of the milk goes solid...I can remember us all fighting for that cream, and my mother wouldn't let us have it, she took it off and saved it up in a glass jug for having on didn't buy cream willy nilly then...and I'm not that old either.
    What fun....could we have that recipe please for the buttermilk pancakes?
  • halloweenqueen_2
    I keep squeezing the butter out and washing it of, but every so offer when spreading the butter, there will be a small amount of buttermilk oozing out of the butter pat, whats a fool proof way of getting rid of all of the buttermilk so it doesn't go rancid?
  • thriftlady_2
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    I was just wondering how you get rid of all the buttermilk.I've just this minute made some butter but I'm sure I haven't got all the buttermilk out,I think we'll just have to eat it quickly-on some hm bread(handmade!) with hm jam too-gosh,I feel smug ;)

    Btw,all the shaking made my arms really itch :confused: Did that happen to anyone else or is it just me? :o
  • Luganda
    Unfortunately cream is a rather dear way of making butter but as the only other way is non-pasteurised milk which it is impossible to get unless you have your own cow, it is the only way, Mind you makes delicious butter.

  • halloweenqueen_2
    I'm only buying the cream when its reduced!
  • Alfietinker
    Just to clarify - is it only double cream we can use? (I'm only buying it reduced too)
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  • Ruby_Pudding
    Just to clarify - is it only double cream we can use? (I'm only buying it reduced too)

    Yep, only double cream will do - remember to bring it up to room temperature too because that makes the process much easier

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