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Making my own butter! (merged)

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  • pinkladyvenus
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    Thank you to every one for this useful thread. I have just made butter with some whipping cream I got for 15p and it did not take very long. I often buy unsalted butter for making shortbread and lemon curd. Next time I see cheap cream will make butter and freeze to use for baking.
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  • craigywv
    craigywv Posts: 2,342 Forumite
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    can you use any cream, single ,double or whipping? i just use double , i raging if you can as whoopsied ones were 15p the other day for the big ones but i didnt take them as thought only double worked.
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  • pinkladyvenus
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    I used whipping cream and it worked fine, not sure about single though as if you beat it it doesn’t get thick. Has any one else tried single cream?
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  • njk2125
    njk2125 Posts: 20 Forumite
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    Thanks for this I had a big tub of double cream in the fridge we couldn't find a use for, now we have loads of butter :D.
    Now just to figure out what to do with a stupid amount of brandy sauce...........
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  • katieowl_2
    katieowl_2 Posts: 1,864 Forumite
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    I think it has to be at double - it's the fat content that makes it suitable for butter - so double is 48% fat. Whipping is around 38% fat, and single is 20%.

    Kate
  • craigywv
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    thanks for the answer to my question xxx
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  • artydoll
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    I have a carton of double cream in the freezer ,can I defrost it and use it to make butter with?
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  • aunty_lornieloo
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    just had a go at making my first lot and popped it on some welshcakes, really scrummy :D.
    i also remember my class doing this at school 1 or 2 years ago:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    artydoll, not sure if you can do it with frozen cream as freezing cream does something to it that makes it unwhippable (if that makes sense) but it might be worth a shot. let us know how you get on. not sure if anyone has already tried it
  • Picasso7
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    My lovely hubby bought reduce extra thick cream, am I correct in thinking this can still be used for butter making?
    Yes it can! Whipped in the FP till solid then transferred to a large easi yo pot for the final shaking. Remarkable easy, even thought the cream was straight out of an very cold fridge.

    Oh! I've just tried this w some left-over extra double cream. I forgot it had to be room temperature – over confident me! – and took it straight from the fridge. First I tried the Delia cheat machine, but decided it was too small. Then I transferred it to the food processor, which worked perfectly before. That didn't work either. I then googled extra double cream and got various threads saying it doesn't work when you try to make it into butter. I would be very glad to know if anybody else has tried this. It could just be that I was distracted because I was making bread at the same time!
  • Picasso7
    Picasso7 Posts: 4,038 Forumite
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    edited 14 April 2013 at 10:52AM
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    I have another question for those using the Kenwood chef. Mine is very old and does not have a splashguard. Other threads seem to suggest that making butter in a Kenwood is messy, so I used the food processor. For mashing potatoes, I put a tea towel over the Kenwood to stop the mess. Would this be adequate for making butter? Or am I better to stick with the food processor? I'd be grateful for shared wisdom!
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