How to Make Homemade Butter Recipe (w/ Video)

Homemade butter in a small bowl with a butter knife

Hello Daring Bakers!

Butter is the spine of all baking. Being from Eire, I do know nice butter.

Normally I get inspiration for recipes from my Daring Bakers (that’s you!). Methods to Make Home made Butter was requested rather a lot from individuals who stated butter was very costly of their nation. Nevertheless, after tasting this Home made Butter I need everybody to make it! EVERYONE!

Not solely was it fascinating to make, however immensely satisfying. It takes no time in any respect, no particular tools, and it’s a pleasure to make. Additionally, ensure that to take a look at extra of my Daring Baking Fundamentals.

Cold cream inside a food processor to make homemade butter.

Butter Elements

Making your individual butter doesn’t require you to churn butter prefer it’s the 1800s. The truth is, when it comes to components, you solely want heavy cream, salt and ice water. That’s proper, solely three components are wanted for this butter recipe.

What You’ll Want For This Home made Butter Recipe

  • Stand mixer or electrical hand mixer with whisk attachment
  • Sieve
  • Bowl
  • Tea towel or cheesecloth
  • Measuring cups

[ Once you master this butter, try out my Flavored Butter recipes! ]

Whipped cold cream inside a food processor to make homemade butter.

How To Make Home made Butter

Making your individual butter will not be solely tremendous easy, you’re truly making two merchandise: straightforward home made butter and buttermilk. As a result of one of many byproducts from this course of is probably the most scrumptious buttermilk (and don’t neglect to get the complete recipe with measurements, on the web page down beneath.).

  1. When you’ve made butter at residence, you’ll by no means return to retailer purchased. With just a few mandatory instruments of the commerce wanted, right here’s how you can make butter.
  2. Pour the chilly cream into your meals processor. You may as well use an electrical hand mixer or stand mixer.
  3. Whip the cream till it separates. After round 2 ½ minutes you will note it begin to over whip and actually thicken — don’t cease!
  4. After round four minutes it ought to be absolutely separated. You may see yellow buttery solids and a cloudy liquid at this level.
  5. As soon as it separates pour in your ice chilly water. This helps separate the butter absolutely and it separates from the liquid (buttermilk) and you will note much more buttermilk seem.
  6. As soon as your butter types, place a sieve over a bowl and pour within the contents of the mixer. 
  7. The liquid that is still is buttermilk. Save the buttermilk within the fridge and use it in your baking or to marinade meat.
  8. Squeeze the butter solids in your fingers to verify there may be NO extra buttermilk in there. You need to take away all of it in any other case your butter shall be moist. Additionally you may squeeze it in a clear tea towel or a cheesecloth.
  9. Stir in some salt or flavors to your smooth butter. This butter recipe will yield you over 2 sticks/10oz/ 300g of butter.

Homemade butter over a sieve.

Home made Butter Consistency

After you’ve completed making the butter, it ought to be smooth and have that basic buttery consistency. If the butter feels slightly moist, I’d advocate ensuring that you simply’ve separated the butter from the buttermilk.

How Lengthy Does Home made Butter Final?

You may retailer home made butter in a jar within the fridge for six weeks. It is going to then be prepared to make use of in your baking, savory dishes and even on toast. 

Hands squeezing buttermilk out of homemade butter over a sieve.

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Homemade butter with jam and slices of bread.

Full (and printable) recipe beneath!

Watch The Recipe Video!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Whole Time 10 minutes

Simply whip up my Home made Butter recipe with just some easy components and make your individual scrumptious butter for baking recipes or simply to eat by itself.

Writer: Gemma Stafford

Servings: 2 sticks

Elements

  • three cups (24floz/720ml) heavy cream (excessive fats content material)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons Ice water

Directions

  • Pour the chilly cream into your meals processor. You may as well use an electrical whisk or stand mixer.

  • Whip the cream till it separates. After round 2 ½ minutes you will note it begin to over whip and actually thicken. Preserve going. After round four minutes it ought to be absolutely separated. You may see yellow buttery solids and cloudy liquid at this level.

  • As soon as it separates pour in your ice-cold water. This helps separate the butter absolutely separate from the liquid (buttermilk) and you will note much more buttermilk seem.

  • Place a sieve over a bowl and pour within the contents of the bowl.

  • The liquid that is still is buttermilk. Put it aside within the fridge and use it in your baking or to marinate meat.

  • Squeeze the butter solids in your fingers to verify there may be NO extra buttermilk in there. You need to take away all of it in any other case your butter shall be moist. Additionally, you may squeeze it in a clear tea towel or a cheesecloth.

  • Stir in some salt or flavors to your smooth butter. This recipe will yield you over 2 sticks/ 10oz/ 300g of butter.

  • Retailer within the fridge for six weeks and use it in your baking, savory dishes, and even on toast.

Recipe Notes

Dairy free milk will no work for this recipe. You want dairy cream
Use a cream with a excessive fats content material. The upper the higher.

 

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