Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A few times a year, usually in the spring, we make butter. It is a fun project for the boys as they love to shake those marbles in the jar as well as see the results of their efforts!
We used about 2 cups of cream from our 'cream on top' milk (or use store bought heavy cream). The cream went into a canning jar along with 3 marbles. Tighten lid. Then shake, shake, shake!
And shake, shake, shake. Take a break.
More shake, shake, shake. Shake, shake, shake. Shake, shake, shake (keep shaking! don't stop until that butter separates!).
And, ta-da! Butter! Spoon it out (save that buttermilk - mmm scones!) onto a wooden cutting board, fish out the marbles, and smear it around with a wood spoon, getting out all that liquid. Rinse with cool water, then smear it around some more. It is ready when liquid no longer comes out when you smear it. Scoop into a container.
Then spread some on fresh home made bread and you have yourself a delicious snack!