Homemade butter is much more healthy than the butter found the grocery stores. The butter found in grocery stores in made from pasteurized milk, while homemade milk is made from raw milk and contains vitamins and minerals. Butter contains short and medium chain fatty acids, which can acts against cancer. It is also full with vitamin A, which is essential for the health of the eyes, skins, tissues, membranes and teeth; and it plays an important role in gene transcription.
HOW TO MAKE ORGANIC BUTTER
2 cups organic heavy cream
sea salt, to taste
Method of preparation:
Take the cream and put it in a food processor. Process it for 10 minutes. First, it will turn to thick whipped cream, but you should process it until it turns grainy and separate into butter and butter milk. Next, drain the buttermilk from the butter, and scrape the butter from the sides. Put the butter in a clean bowl and put it into a colander. Strain off the buttermilk and rinse the butter with cold water. Turn the butter with a spoon while the cold water runs over it until the water becomes clear.
When you finish with the cleaning, squeeze more liquid from the butter with a wooden paddle or spoon, and pour of the liquid.
You should keep the butter in a jar or bowl, and store it in the fridge or freezer. You can use this butter for several months.
If you want to surprise you kids, you can make some amazing compound butters. Here is a list of some fun combinations with softened, unsalted butter:
- Lemon zest and snipped parsley
- Snipped fresh Thai basil, chopped garlic, and chopped, drained, pickled ginger
- Crumbled feta cheese and chopped kalamata olives
- Grated Parmesan cheese and snipped fresh basil
- Grated ginger and sesame oil
- Snipped fresh cilantro, lime zest, and Sriracha, or hot sauce
- Coarsely ground black pepper and sea salt
- Orange zest, chopped fresh, or dried cranberries and snipped fresh sage
- Chopped pecans and honey
- Orange zest, maple syrup, and blueberries