This past week we made some butter!
Well they probably did not use a glass canning jar to make butter
but we discovered through some books we were studying
about "Colonial Times" that we could make our own butter, so we
decided to give it a try.
canning jar with lid and ring (you could use any jar with a lid)
We poured in the heavy cream and started to shake the jar.
Thankfully we have five younger children who could share in the
in the shaking.
We passed it around and kept shaking! This went on for
about 40 mins! We were at the point of giving up and throwing
it into a mixer when all of a sudden we began to see the butter
seperating from the buttermilk!
to remove the excess milk
When we finished we formed it and wrapped it in plastic wrap
We placed it in the fridge and we had some awsome butter!
I had purchased some store bought buttermilk that was
cultured so I took about a 1/2 cup of the cultured buttermilk
and poured it in the buttermilk that we had.
I left it out on the counter in a glass jar over night and in the morning
the butter milk had thickened!
Of course we had to make some buttermilk pancakes that night and
try our fresh made butter! Yum add a little bit of maple syrup
and what a great tasty treat!
Now my children want to make butter every week!
I think we need a cow!
If only .............. well we can dream :)