It’s been a busy week already so yesterday, I had an email conversation with Sarah, who heads up Too Cute Tuesday in Saint Louis because I was feeling a bit more uninspired than usual. “Making butter is always fun.” she said, and her group did this a couple weeks ago. That Sarah, she’s good!
Marbles or popsicle sticks
Blue food coloring, maple syrup, honey, salt (optional)
1. Pour whipping cream in a jar (about half full) and stick in a few marbles or popsicle sticks. (The marbles or sticks may help get the butter agitated quicker, though in our field testing, having the marbles didn’t seem very significant in terms of getting butter quicker.) If you are feeling a little silly, add a few drops of blue food coloring.
2. Close jar and shake for a really really long time. What will happen is after awhile, most of your cream will become butter and the rest of it (more milky in texture) is buttermilk. To get best results, sing “Shake it like a polariod picture” over and over again. P.S. This video is hilarious involving both the Outcast song and an otter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LClXK59VP0Q
3. Pour or strain out buttermilk and immediately pour the butter back into your jar. Stir in anything you want for flavoring. At the very least, you’ll probably want salt but you can also make it fun, like honey, maple syrup, and more.
4. Put in the fridge to chill if you want it a bit harder, or spread and enjoy fresh.
Nate has promised me to send photos of the blue butter on his bread which I’ll post on the Facebook page for all to see.
Aren’t you crafty, and like a pioneer?