Home Made Butter
April 2, 2013
This week I am taking part in the Local Harvest Challenge. It is not too late for you to join in. Share some of your tips on finding good food near you.
One of my commitments for this week is to make something new from scratch. You may ask WHY?
I like to make as much as possible from scratch because:
Over the past year I have progressively added new items to my family menu that are made from scratch.
Some of the things I now make from scratch on a regular basis are:
I have been wanting to try to make my own butter for some time and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.
I can not lay any claim to a recipe for making butter. I Googled a number of published instructions on how to make it. They varied somewhat in terms of timings and steps and so in the end, rather than choosing one, I decided to just give it a go to see what happens. These are the posts I checked here and here and here.
The Wild Mushroom and Black Garlic Salt that I used to flavor my butter is a product I received when I attended Eat Drink Blog in Adelaide last year. It is from the Mushroom Man. If you are in the Adelaide city area the Adelaide Central Market is a great market to visit. If you are not an Adelaide person the Mushroom Man also has his flavored salts available for purchase online.
I adore flavored salts and have a decent selection of them. I have been progressively using this one more and more over the past months in various recipes.
We demolished the plain butter (with visitors staying in the house) in just over a day! The flavored one is wrapped in the freezer, ready to add to our next roast – after it was taste tested.
This is what I did and how I added the flavor to my butter:
The cost of making this butter was more expensive than purchasing commercially available butter. It is not something that I will do on a regular basis, unless I wish to make a special flavored butter.
The plain butter disappeared very quickly! The taste was very light in comparison to commercially purchased butter with it’s characteristic strong flavor. We will be having a roast asap to give the flavored butter a true test.
Are you joining in the Local Harvest Challenge? Let me know in the comments below.
Have you made your own butter? What is your flavor of choice?
*Image updated 19/07/2014
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