Monday, May 19, 2014

Stop Making Excuses and Make Butter!


Ok, I am really guilty of watching youtube videos on homesteading skills and dreaming about someday. But why dream about someday when you can live it today??? So I decided to do just that, and go on ahead and make myself some butter!

At first I was nervous. Because in the past I attempted to make goat cheese and it was an epic fail! But I was determined this time to get it done and get it done right.

After watching a few videos I realized I really didn't have the equipment necessary (like a standing mixer) and I got a little disheartened, But then I remember, that my Magic Bullet has a whipping blade. So I poured a pint of whipping cream in the bullet cup, added the whipping base, and blended away.



Initially it was just moving like regular, which gave me whipped cream. But then it started to gain speed and I eventually saw the butter milk separate from the butter solids! Hooray! Now we're in business. I let it go a little longer just to make sure I got it good and churned.




Then I strained it, washed it, and salted it!



Can I just tell you this stuff is GOOD! Like beyond good. Store bough butter can't hold a candle to it! If you are buying store bought butter do yourself a favor and STOP! It's so easy to make your own and it tastes way better. I bet it would have been even better if I had raw milk... someday.

My next goal is to make goat butter. It's a little harder to get the cream from the milk with goat milk, and none of my local stores carry heavy goat cream. But I am bound and determined to make this happen!

So what are you waiting to try that you can get to working on today??

I'm linking up with: Homestead Barn Hop, Mostly Homemade Monday, Backyard Farming Connection Hop, We Did It Wednesday, Down Home Blog Hop, Mountain Woman RendevousFront Porch Fridays, The HomeAcre Blog Hop, From The Farm, Farmgirl Friday, Simple Life Sunday, From The Farm

11 comments:

  1. i just recently found out that it is possible to make butter with a stand mixer and i totally wanna try it!!!
    i just wasn't sure if it would really work out...but it looks like it did for you. yay!

    I'm definitely gonna try it now, as soon as i get some cream!

    nad maybe i'll even blog about it haha
    thank you! :)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're gonna try it! I was very excited once I realized I did it lol

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    2. I made it!!!
      yay! :D

      http://happyhomemades.com/homemade-butter-buttermilk/

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  2. Fabulous things happen when we step up to the challenge! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. This is very true! I've definitely found that when I get over thinking about all the "why nots" great things happen :)

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  3. great idea now I need to find some raw milk to try it.
    Cathy

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    1. Wish I had some raw milk! At least I can learn how to do it in the mean time :o)

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  4. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Be sure to stop over tomorrow and link up a few more posts :)

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

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  5. This is a great idea. Hello from the Whimsy Wednesday Party.

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  6. Hi, I was wondering how long you let it blend and did it have to be ice cold?

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