I was looking at ways to churn butter in my food processor, but the boys insisted, "Mom, let us do. We're going to shake it in a jar." Sounds fine. Apparently, they've done this with my mom several times. And while I know there is a more simple - and less messy - way to accomplish turning cream into butter, I never turn down a chance to let the Kitchen Elves do their thing.
- 2 C whipping cream
- salt and fresh herbs are optional (I wanted them, they vetoed)
- Also needed: quart mason jar with lid, mesh strainer, cheesecloth
Pour cream into a lidded jar, filling it up about 2/3 full. We repeated the process to finish the entire pint. Next time I'll get a bigger jar. Shake. I'm not kidding. Just shake. We put on some good music and shook that jar like a maraca.
They really enjoyed pressing out the whey, or what they called "buttermilk."
While the butter is still soft, fold in salt and herbs, if desired. They kept theirs plain. Place it in the fridge till desired consistency.
You'll see this in a recipe for a challenge later this week. Stay tuned.
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