This super easy recipe is a keeper. Besides being easy you have the confidence knowing what ingredients are going in and what ingredients are left out like preservatives. And to top it off it tastes better, in my opinion, than store bought butters, although I realise that may be contentious. So here it is my basic One Ingredient Home Made Butter Recipe... although obviously there are many other ingredients you may like to add, but I'll get to that later.
500ml thickened cream
Whisk cream until it turns to butter.
So there are a few variables in this method. There is the electric whisk verses the hand whisk. I like a bit of a challenge so I go for the hand whisk. This method takes around 15 minutes so I turn on the tv or put in the headphones, change hands periodically and get on with it. Alternatively get out the electric whisk and reduce your prep time.
The first stage will be whipped cream. Keep going past this stage and the cream will change consistency again and if you keep going it will eventually all clump together. Then I usually just get my hands in, squeeze the butter into a ball, thereby getting out the remaining butter milk.... and that's it.
Not only do you have freshly made, preservative free butter, but you will also have about a cup of butter milk, great for buttermilk pancakes just as an idea.
Now there are a few other ingredients you may wish to add to this recipe. Number one is salt. I usually add sea salt to the recipe. Other ingredients you might like to add include roasted garlic, chilli oil or truffle oil. I once had a vegemite butter too that was amazing. You add the extra ingredients after whisking.
Then you either store in the fridge if you are a regular butter person or you could roll into a log, wrap in plastic cling film and leave in the freeze to use as you require.
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