When I brought home farmer-hubby to meet my family when we were dating, he commented to me that he thought it was funny that we had butter on the table during dinner...uh...YEAH! Doesn't everyone? Well, apparently not. I love butter--what's not to love? And let me tell you...fresh butter straight from the fresh cream straight from the fresh milk straight from girlfriend herself....wowsers.
Nothing like it.
So here is the process:
Scoop the cream off the top of the chilled milk.
keep scooping! (forgive the color discrepancy...I am not the greatest photographer...it is in real life, the yellow color of the first photo!)
It is SO THICK it is almost butter already!
Pour it into the food processor. Add salt.
Turn her on full blast.
A few minutes in, I check to see how things are all shaking out.
Lookin' mighty good in there!
Pouring off the 'sweet cream buttermilk'...(this is not cultured buttermilk like you buy at the store...that is a different product that undergoes a culturing process)
Getting all the buttermilk out to extend the shelf life of the butter (I use the sweet cream buttermilk in pancakes or biscuits)
The finished product...bright yellow rich creamery butter...on the table...where it belongs!