Simple and Delicious Homemade Butter!

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A I delve deeper and deeper into the joys of serving at home, I continue to discover more and more things that “I have always wanted to do,” but just didn’t know it!!!! One of those things just happened to be making butter!!! Can you believe it??? As I prepare to turn 40 exactly one month from today, I am simply amazed at the transformation of heart The Lord has done in me, and for some reason, making butter for the first time today, as simple as it was, brought a few tears to my eyes…and a sense of satisfaction and contentment to my heart.

The first time that I can recall having a thought or a desire to make butter was 2 years ago when my youngest daughter was reading Little House on The Prairie. When she got to the end of the book, she discovered a recipe for homemade butter and in her excitement, she ran and shared it with me. And the desire was born! But like so many other things that “I have always wanted to do,” I never made the time to do it! Until now, that is. Today was the day! And I have to say, it was worth the wait!

The simple recipe that I actually followed:
1 pint of heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
Blend in food processor for 10 minutes or until butter separates from liquid
Spoon into dish or bowl with slotted spoon and refrigerate

The recipe below is the recipe that my daughter Leah found in her book. I wanted to share the exact one since she was soooo excited to share it with me and I was soooooo excited to make it!!! The pictures are from today and the simple recipe above, and I hope you enjoy them and decide to try this yourself, if you have not already!

The Little House on the Prairie Butter Recipe

You will need: 1 pint of heavy cream, slotted spoon, quart-size jar with tight lid, tea towel

1. Pour the cream into the jar. Screw on the lid.

2. Shake the jar until the cream thickens and starts to form a ball of butter. This may take a while, so keep shaking!

3. Scoop the butter out of the jar with the slotted spoon, and drain it on a tea towel.

4. Squeeze the butter inside the towel to get e remaining liquid out.

5. Form the butter ball into a pretty shape, put it on a plate, and chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready yo use it.

6. Enjoy!!

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7 thoughts on “Simple and Delicious Homemade Butter!

    blessedx5ks said:
    April 29, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    When we lived in Kansas we worked as interpreters at a “live action” history museum, Cowtown. We made butter alot there. And my kids loved it. Before that we made it for the same reason that your daughter wanted to…. wonderful, faithful Laura Ingalls Wilder. She helped to form a generous, loving generation. And I thrill in the knowledge that my children watch and read her books too. Classics, one and all.

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      April 30, 2013 at 1:39 am

      Yes they are!! It is a joy to know that we don’t have to look too far to find a lover of all things ‘Little House’!!

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    Rachel Self said:
    April 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

    This is so cool! I myself was Laura Ingalls Wilder fan! So much so, in fact, that I did a giant research project on her life. πŸ™‚

    Question, though–Is “heavy cream” the same thing as “heavy whipping cream”?

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      April 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Hi Rachel! I actually had to look that up and found various answers which I will gladly share with you πŸ˜€

      Answer 1:Whipping cream and heavy cream are similar, but they are not the same thing. Heavy cream contains a higher level of butterfat and whipping cream contains less fat because it is intended to be whipped and must remain airy and light. In recipes that are cooked, they can be used interchangeably, however.

      Answer 2:Yes, they are the same. Some manufactures just use whipping cream as their product title. I have seen some packages that even say heavy whipping cream on them. Heavy cream is essentially a high fat, thick cream used for cooking and baking.

      Answer 3:Yes, heavy cream and whipping cream are the same thing they are just in a different form. Heavy cream is what is used to make whipping cream.

      LOL!! These left me scratching my head…but are answers nonetheless πŸ˜€

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