Once, when I was a teenager on the farm, the compressor on the bulk tank broke but the agitator thought that it was on and by the time we found out, we had two ton of butter. That was a mess to clean up.tattulip wrote:Have you ever made your own butter? I was reading a blog awhile back where she made it and says it is SO much better. I think I am going to try it. I guess you just put cream in a food processor and let it go. She said you here this "thump" and all at once it is butter. Then you drain the buttermilk off and that's all there is to it.
Oh, I found her blog - here it is:
http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/?tag=homemade-butterOne of my best kept kitchen secrets. Well, obviously up until now. Do you know how ridiculously easy it is to make your own butter?
Not saying I bought a cow, tied a red bandana around my head and got up in the wee hours of the morning to milk the animal and churn the butter. No, no, no. Even I have my limits. But really, all you need to quickly whip up a genuine, fantastic home-made butter is heavy cream and a food processor. That’s it.
I don’t use butter in large quantities -never have and never will- but even I can’t pass up a warm, toasty piece of bread smeared with a little bit of heaven.
The flavor is so light, delicate and fresh (so unlike anything store bought) I promise you’ll be hooked after just one bite. It’s quite an experience. When serving this at get-togethers I’m constantly asked where on earth I buy my butter. I just mumble some vague non-existing company name, throw in a charming smile, take another bite and keep them guessing. That’s the fun part!