Paul, April 19, 2009
If you think butter only comes form the dairy case now-a-days, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Since we’re out of the bread baking loop until our crappy GE “Burn-O-Matic” oven gets replaced, I thought I’d add this little gem of an entry found on the always tasty, beautiful and very educational JoePastry blog: How to make butter
If you can get your hands on some heavy (35% or whipping) cream and spend about two minutes with a food processor then you have all the required ingredients and tools needed to make your own fresh butter. Although he says that just makes it easier, a big mayo jar, a marble and half an hour of shaking will work too, so you can definitely still do it low-tech. Just like great grandma used to do.
And if it so happens you’ve never seen his blog, you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. Check it out if you’re into bread, cakes, treats and just cool food factoids.