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FARMALLChick
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lora
Alexandria IN
USA
978 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2014 :  08:11:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally - I gave butter making a shot. I bought 3 quarts of cream at the grocery because it was on sale. I tried the marble in a jar - not much luck. Considered using the food processor - then decided to give the old KitchenAid a whirl. It work perfectly - all I had to do was keep an eye on the whipping cream stages and put a large dish towel over the top to keep the splashing to a minimum. I got a pound and a half of butter and quart and a half of buttermilk.

I followed the instructions in the BACKYARD HOMESTEADING book about washing it and all. So easy - I will definitely use this method again.

Love that I can control how much salt goes in it. Cheese making is next on the list and DH is into making beer and other spirits.

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

3982 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
3982 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2014 :  10:26:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you Lora! Enjoy using it in your baking and cooking.

Dawn in IL
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2520 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2520 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2014 :  2:20:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
congrats, and on to bigger and better things! I have found that just shaking the cream in a jar gives me the best results. But everyone has their favorite. Enjoy it.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13304 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13304 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2014 :  3:29:30 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
My mom made all our butter on the farm as we milked our cows. She made my younger sister and I shake the cream in quart jars to make butter . . . we hated it!!! But we were kids!
As an adult when we lived on a place where we milked cows I used the Kitchen Aid method!
CJ

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Calicogirl
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Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2014 :  11:06:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you Lora!!!

I also use my Kitchen-Aid with a large flour sack towel thrown over it :) I love being able to control the amount of salt also.

Farmgirl Sister #5392

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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2014 :  7:26:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I grew up on a farm with jersey cows. I grew up on raw milk and butter. I swore when I left home and bought my own groceries, I would have margarine. Something always smooth and spreadable. I envied friends whose parents always had margarine and loved to eat at their homes. now that I am able to buy my own...I wished I had a cow and always buy butter! I can not stand the taste of margarine....lol

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13304 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13304 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2014 :  6:04:30 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm now getting raw milk from a neighbor and making butter . . . I don't have a Kitchen Aid or similiar mixer, but my food processor does a great job. I'm also making yogurt in a crockpot and doing it Greek style . . thick and creamy!
CJ

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11670 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11670 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2014 :  2:54:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an old squareish glass jar w/wooden paddles and a crank, to make butter,,, but I just use a small pint jar, fill it 2/3 way up, put the lid back on and just shake, shake, shake, usually while watching TV,,, and then once done, it's separated, I remove the 'butter'.. give it a little rinse and press it into a lidded container,,, I don't add salt so I have to use my butter up w/I a week, and that is why I make it in such small batches...
so yummy, fresh, sweet, unsalted butter on a Kaiser roll... yumyum...


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