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Making my own butter! (merged)

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  • furballmad
    furballmad Posts: 15 Forumite
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    Going to have a go at this, thankyou.
    Can I ask how long the butter lasts before it goes rancid?
    I found this link for making butter and it shows a good way of getting the buttermilk out. All using a food processer. I will use my metal or plastic blade though.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcpbQX5kCTA
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  • UnderPressure
    UnderPressure Posts: 3,204 Forumite
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    I was in our local Co-Op food shop yesterday and they had extra thick double cream in the big 600ml carton reduced to 31p! I grabbed 11 of them and today are making home made butter in the Kenwood CHef and also got some Richmods sausage meat reduced to 50p so will be making some home made sausage rolls later with home made puff pastry, I usually buy it as it is a faff to make but with having all the butter it seemed like a wasted not to make it, and then a lemon and lime curd victoria sponge, yummy :)

    Anyone else cooking away today?
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  • Kevie192
    Kevie192 Posts: 1,146 Forumite
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    I'd like to try making my own butter... Seems like it would be fun! I've seen a local shop that has all kinds of butter moulds too and they are very nice :D

    I always use this recipe for puff pastry, except I usually do an extra turn or two at the end. The secret is to keep the butter chunks nice and big, the first time I rubbed it in too much and it didn't puff up very well.

    Alas, not cooking today as I'm at work but I'll be trying out the new Actifry for homemade chips tonight!
  • pws52
    pws52 Posts: 183 Forumite
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    How odd!
    I had some double cream left over from Christmas so thought I would have a go at making butter. Never made it before.
    I found instructions on how to make it using a Kenwood.
    I made 1lb of butter and have buttermilk to make scones.
    So easy!
  • UnderPressure
    UnderPressure Posts: 3,204 Forumite
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    Kevie192 wrote: »
    I'd like to try making my own butter... Seems like it would be fun! I've seen a local shop that has all kinds of butter moulds too and they are very nice :D

    I always use this recipe for puff pastry, except I usually do an extra turn or two at the end. The secret is to keep the butter chunks nice and big, the first time I rubbed it in too much and it didn't puff up very well.

    Alas, not cooking today as I'm at work but I'll be trying out the new Actifry for homemade chips tonight!

    I was looking at that recipe before, it is more of a rough puff pastry but thinking about it for sausage rolls it should be better than the more flaky fall apart kind. I will give it a bash and see what happens :)

    Butter is soooo easy to make, the only painful part I find is the washing at the end to get rid of the last remnants of butter milk but apart from that it is a breeze. Only financially worth doing though if you can get hold of some cheap double cream. I put mine onto greaseproof paper and then wrap it in into a sausage shape with cling film. It will keep in the freezer fro about 3 months.

    Tomorrow going to use up the buttermilk making American style pancakes and some scones, so much for the New Year diet!
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  • sexki11en
    sexki11en Posts: 1,286 Forumite
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    Yep, we made butter too a few days ago after buying some 600ml tubs of cream at Morrisons for 9p each!

    It was a lot easier than we thought and if you can get cream that cheaply, OS much more cost effective than paying £1+ per pat.

    SK x
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  • zippychick
    zippychick Posts: 9,364 Forumite
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    Sounds yummy :) Ive merged this with our butter making thread


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  • Bluebell68
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    Hi
    Can anyone tell me how to make butter please
    I have an electric mixer has whisk tools dough tools nothing else would I need get something different to make it?

    I think use double cream but I could be wrong with that
    any help please
    thanks
    Bluebell68
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  • fiftyeighter_2
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    Just looked on Internet and there is lots of " how to make butter" on there. Havnt done it myself but would be really interested to see how you fair. Good luck.
  • suki1964
    suki1964 Posts: 14,313 Forumite
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    Put the cream in a glass jar and shake, and shake. Takes about 10 mins

    I use the food processor with the blade attachment for speed when I get the cream reduced at Christmas

    In a food mixer, use the attachment you would use for cake making, on a kenwood it's the k
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