Substituting butter with oil in any recipe completely alters, rather significantly enhances, the taste of the particular dish. On top of that, if the butter is made at home, you can be sure that your dish will force the guests to lick off all their fingers. At the same time, you can be sure that you are eating something nutritious, devoid of any preservatives or added flavors. Making your own butter at home is not very difficult, provided you are aware of the exact procedure to be followed for the same. In case you do not know how to go about making butter at home, we are here at your service. In this article, we have provided a complete, easy-to make homemade butter recipe. Follow it step-by-step and get rewarded with delicious butter made at home.
How to Make Butter
- Quart Jars
- Raw Milk
- Wooden Paddle
- As the first step, you will have to separate the cream from the raw milk. For the purpose, let the milk sit in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours, till the time you find the cream coming at the top.
- Take a large spoon and remove the cream from the top of the milk and put it in a bowl. Let the cream sit at room temperature till the time its temperature comes down to 60 deg F.
- Take a quart jar (with lid) and put the cream in it. Cover the jar with the lid and set aside for sometime.
- After a few seconds, hold the cream jar in your hand and shake it vigorously, till the time you see globules of butter appearing and the liquid turning into a soft solid form.
- Drain buttermilk from butter. Now, add cold water to the jar (with butter in it). Shake the jar very gently.
- Take the cheesecloth and cover the jar with it. With the help of the cheesecloth, drain the water from the butter.
- Rinse the butter with cold water once again and continue doing so till the time the drained-out liquid becomes clear.
- Take out the butter from the jar and put it on a cool surface, like wood cutting board. With the help of a wooden paddle, smash the butter till the time it becomes completely devoid of any liquid.
- Mix the butter, along with ¼ to ½ tsp salt. Now, put the butter in a bowl and place it in the refrigerator.
- If you want to make butter in large quantities, it would be advisable to make sure of a paddle churn for the purpose.
- At times, the conversion of butter to cream might take as much as 20 minutes. So, you will have to be patient while shaking the jar and make sure to do so at a steady pace.
- When rinsing the butter, after draining the buttermilk, make sure to use cold water only.