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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th Oct 04, 6:26 PM
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    Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 6:26 PM
    Homemade Butter 10th Oct 04 at 6:26 PM
    Little boy came home from school other day, had been baking bread, so started thinking about my own schooldays where we made bread and butter. Hubby also says he remembers making butter. Does anyone remember how it was done?
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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 10th Oct 04, 6:32 PM
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    • #2
    • 10th Oct 04, 6:32 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 6:32 PM
    try here

    we've done this one before
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th Oct 04, 8:39 PM
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    • #3
    • 10th Oct 04, 8:39 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 8:39 PM
    Cheers. Scared somone was going to give me long and complicated answer but might give this a bash.
  • mink35
    • #4
    • 10th Oct 04, 10:53 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 10:53 PM
    I remember having a go at making my own butter (sadly, as an adult not a child!) and was very disappointed at the small amount made from such a large amount of cream!

    And my arms ached...
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th Oct 04, 10:55 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Oct 04, 10:55 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 10:55 PM
    Will ask 160 how much quantity and how long then b4 suggesting - and in true Blue Peter syle might just have --- here's one I prepared earlier
  • mink35
    • #6
    • 10th Oct 04, 10:58 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 10:58 PM
    Don't let me put you off Spendless - I enjoyed having a go all the same (sad that I am). Just don't expect to have a full packet at the end, lol. ;D
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th Oct 04, 11:06 PM
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    • #7
    • 10th Oct 04, 11:06 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 11:06 PM
    I won't. From my own schooldays, seem to remember only small amount being made. BTW did you use same recipe that 160 posted?
  • mink35
    • #8
    • 10th Oct 04, 11:12 PM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 10th Oct 04, 11:12 PM
    Did just use cream but seem to remember adding a pinch of salt at the end as well.
  • cathy
    • #9
    • 11th Oct 04, 12:45 AM
    Re: Homemade Butter
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    • 11th Oct 04, 12:45 AM
    check your bread maker books mine makes butter as well as jam and cakes ;D it was only a cheapy as well
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 11th Oct 04, 9:50 AM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    yeah mine does too apparently. gotta be easier on the arms. ;D
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 26th Oct 04, 1:10 AM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    What kind of breadmaker do yous have? Does it make french sandwiches?
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 28th Oct 04, 5:42 PM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    I have seen on tv people in india making it by putting cream or full fat milk in the washing machine on a spin cycle.
    I have not dared try it , but it did work for them ;D
    • Lychee
    • By Lychee 30th Oct 04, 8:16 PM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    is this sort of butter (shaking whippng cream...) freezeable??
  • bugs
    Re: Homemade Butter
    A lot of people on the River Cottage Forums seem to make their own butter for the hell of it. The most popular method seems to be two or three large tubs of double cream thrown in to a food mixed - on the Kenwood they call it a "K" whisk, which means nothing to me.

    They say it tastes a great deal better than shop butter - you can salt it or leave it unsalted. I think they said you can also freeze it.

    What sounds to me like the best bit is that what doesn't turn in to butter is buttermilk, which is pretty expensive in the shops, and hard to find anyway. You can use it for drinks, scones, bread, and pancakes to name just a few things.

    Unfortunately, haven't got food mixer and am afraid to try in food processor, so this is just hearsay. If anyone wants to know more I'll have a look for the threads on this and post a link.
  • Jess_7477
    Re: Homemade Butter
    I tried this in the food processor last night just put the cream in and mixed it till it looked like butter. It didn't taste at all like butter, think I must have done something wrong!

    Anyway I put icing sugar in it and topped the fairy cakes I made with it as not to waste it! ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 18th Nov 04, 1:23 PM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    quite often it doesn't taste like you would expect, cos its not salty and full of preservatives like shop bought butter.
  • Jess_7477
    Re: Homemade Butter
    Could be but it just tasted like cream! Like I say with some icing suger in, it made good frosting for the fairy cakes!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 18th Nov 04, 7:07 PM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    sounds like it wasn't done long enough then. :-/
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 18th Nov 04, 11:30 PM
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    Re: Homemade Butter
    It might be worth trying with whipping cream. When I whip it for cakes it takes a relatively short time even by hand to get it in peaks, so I imagine that if I kept going it would turn into butter.

    Going to give it a try in the food processor one of these days.

    Caterina
    • ocemeer
    • By ocemeer 23rd Dec 05, 10:15 AM
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    does it have to be double cream?
    will single cream work or that posh creamy milk?
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