SIMPLE HOME MADE HONEY BUTTER
Who knew it was so easy to make butter. Grab a masonary jar – add 1/2 cup of whole cream & shake, shake, shake! Add your favorite local honey & that’s it. A perfect delicious fast kitchen DIY project.
Here are a few great tips I sought out from Carolyn’s blog: All I Dream About Is Food.
- Don’t fill the jar more than half full. The cream needs room to whip and expand and take on air and it can’t do that if you fill the jar to the brim.
- You will be able to tell when you’ve got whipped cream, because suddenly the cream is no longer sloshing around in the jar. Keep shaking after that if you want butter.
- You will be able to tell when the butter is starting to form, because the buttermilk comes out of the cream and starts sloshing around again. Keep shaking for a bit longer to really bring the butter together and get out all the buttermilk. Once you have one smooth lump of butter in the bottom, you’re done.
- If you like salted butter (I do), a little pinch of salt will be enough. And don’t bother drinking the buttermilk if you salt the butter…it gets REALLY salty and tastes awful.
There you go. That’s butter at the bottom, surrounded by buttermilk.
Now here is Suz’s tip add a few TBSP of your favorite local honey when the butter is soft and first formed, you can stir it is really easy!
Toast some bread and spread your most delicious home made butter honey! AMAZING!
- 1/2 to 1 cup whole cream (preferably non-homogenized, but if that’s not available, just be sure it has no fillers like carageenan)
- Pinch salt, if desired
- 2 tbsp of your favorite local honey at the end, if desired.
- Pour cream into a clean jar with a tight lid (for 1/2 cup, use a half-pint jar, but for any more cream, use a larger jar)
- Add salt, if using.
- Seal the jar and shake the heck out of it until it stops sloshing (has become whipped cream).
- Keep shaking until it starts sloshing again (buttermilk has come out of the cream).
- Keep shaking a bit more until the butter is one smooth lump at the bottom.
- Pour off buttermilk.
- Add local honey and stir.