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Making my own butter! (merged)

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  • kabie
    kabie Posts: 537 Forumite
    thanks astep, I'm going to have a go later, will make scones with the left overs too (if it all goes to plan). I'll be seeing in the new year with some healthy butter making wrist action!
  • leonie_2
    leonie_2 Posts: 517 Forumite
    Well I got really excited as I also got the H F Whittingstalls book for Christmas, however there isnt a mention of butter in it :-( I have the River Cottage Year, is that the wrong one then?

    I'm going to have a go at buttermaking this afternoon, does anyone know if I should use the whisker or the K beater with a kenwood chef?

    And thanks to the person who said to use the leftover buttermilk as liquid in the bread, going to try that too!
  • That is the wrong one Leonie! The one with the butter is The River Cottage Family Cookbook.There are 4 altogether;The River Cottage Cookbook,The River Cottage Year and The River Cottage Meat Book + the one I just mentioned.They are all fantastic.

    Hope my tip about the buttermilk in bread works out.
  • Queenie
    Queenie Posts: 8,793 Forumite
    leonie wrote:
    Well I got really excited as I also got the H F Whittingstalls book for Christmas, however there isnt a mention of butter in it :-( I have the River Cottage Year, is that the wrong one then?

    I'm going to have a go at buttermaking this afternoon, does anyone know if I should use the whisker or the K beater with a kenwood chef?

    And thanks to the person who said to use the leftover buttermilk as liquid in the bread, going to try that too!


    It's called The River Cottage Family CookBook <--- links to the amazon description + reviews.



    Other (older) OS threads re: butter and River Cottage, some of you may be interested:-

    Home Made Butter - MSE OS - 10/10/2004 (answers some of the questions posed above)

    River Cottage Style Freebies - MSE OS - 02/08/2004

    River Cottage - MSE OS - 08/10/2004 - links to the website incl.
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  • leonie_2
    leonie_2 Posts: 517 Forumite
    Thank you!!

    Its a shame that I dont have the correct book, I just asked for a river cottage book. Oh well, there's enough info on this thread for me to get the idea.

    The river cottage forums are very good arent they? Im reading a very long thread about butter making at the moment, its excellent!

    This is the perfect time to experiment, with all that reduced cream in the shops :-)
  • leonie_2
    leonie_2 Posts: 517 Forumite
    I've made butter!!! :j

    Its so simple. I popped the room temp cream into my Kenwood (K beater attached following advice on river cottage forum) Within five minutes I had butter!

    So quantities if anyone is interested:

    From 10 fl oz of double cream (reduced to 40p)

    I got 4 fl oz of buttermilk and 152g of the most gorgeous creamy looking butter, not bad for 40p!

    PS is it normal to chuckle away as you watch the process lol!
  • Give me Aldi butter everytime. 1a_y_tongue1.gif

  • leonie wrote:
    I've made butter!!! :j

    Its so simple. I popped the room temp cream into my Kenwood (K beater attached following advice on river cottage forum) Within five minutes I had butter!

    So quantities if anyone is interested:

    From 10 fl oz of double cream (reduced to 40p)

    I got 4 fl oz of buttermilk and 152g of the most gorgeous creamy looking butter, not bad for 40p!

    PS is it normal to chuckle away as you watch the process lol!

    I'll have to try this in my Kenwood Leonie! We've been shaking it by hand which seems to take a lifetime! I have firm upper arms though!!
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  • I'm so enthused by this thread i think I'll have to get a cow.
  • astep70uk wrote:
    I'll have to try this in my Kenwood Leonie! We've been shaking it by hand which seems to take a lifetime! I have firm upper arms though!!

    I just made it manually in the last hour..... it's in the fridge now :D

    Took no longer than 20 minutes of shaking - although I did put it down to answer the phone at one stage.....
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