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5 January 2011 - How to make butter at home
We love our cultured butter! And actually it’s really easy to make!
We simply ferment some fresh raw cream (off the top of our raw milk) by leaving the cream on the kitchen bench until little bubbles start to form – around 24-48 hours. The lactobaccilis bulgaricus bacteria that’s naturally found in the cow will induce the ferment. You can’t really see the bubbles in this picture because they are pin head size!
Once the cream is fermented, we put it in the fridge as it’s easier to work with when cool. Once cool we simply whiz it with a cake mixer (a food processor would be easier but we don’t have one) until the cream turns to butter and separates from the buttermilk.
Then we strain the butter from the buttermilk…
Then we wash it 3 times in bowls of cool water until the water runs clear, to remove … Read the rest