Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Homemade Butter

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Homemade Butter

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Alright Lovelies before I get into today's post, I have a super serious question for you...are you ready? Has anyone else become addicted to Dance Moms? I typically try to stay clear of reality shows...kind of like I stay clear of any green boogered child (you know you do it too), but for some reason I got roped into watching Dance Moms. I put it on one night, while folding laundry. Well four episodes later, no laundry folded, and it being err...about 1 in the morning, I knew I was hooked. I love watching the performances and lets be real I kinda like the drama too. I guess it would be my guilty pleasure of TV shows...Toddlers and Tiaras would be right up there with it. The Moms are wild and lets not even start on Abbey (that could take forever), but it is like a just can't look matter how hard you try! So if you are looking for a show to kill a few hours at night...when you should be folding laundry...Dance Moms will do the trick:)

So now that wasn't really a serious question, but I am curious what shows people watch. Some like reality and some don't. I have a sisinlaw who says she watches them because then she can escape for a little bit. We're Mormon. We don't drink beer, so I guess we watch reality shows to unwind, once littles are in bed...Oh and we drink Diet Cream Soda....because its fabulous!

Well enough about my reality show addictions and my Diet Soda vices, I have a new recipe for you. Are you ready for some homemade butter? No churn needed folks!

So remember when you all thought my picture here was scrambled eggs? Well it was totally homemade butter I swear. :) Homemade butter has got to be the easiest thing to ever! You can use a KitchenAid  Mixer, Hand Mixer, or put your ingredients in a mason Jar and shake...alot. Either way you do it, you can make homemade butter at home...just like your great great grandma did.

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Here are the directions and trust me they are easy. If you don't have a stand mixer, put your ingredients in a bowl and mix or in a jar and shake vigorously.

Homemade Butter

Take 2 cups of heavy whipping cream, a pinch or two of salt (if you want salted butter) place in your mixer and mix for about 10 minutes on medium high or like level 6/7. At about 5 minutes its whip cream. Keep whipping till it turns a light yellow color and the butter separates from the liquid. Its so yummy.

The liquid leftover is buttermilk. It makes the most delicious Buttermilk Bread ever! Oh my heck it was good! We had some homemade bread, with homemade butter and homemade jam. We were in homemade heaven. It was a good day ladies! 

Side Note: I buy my whipping cream at Costco. It comes in a half gallon container and is under $8. I use this to make our own butter and whip cream.

Happy Baking Lovelies!

XO Danielle

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  1. I watch Dance Moms. I actually watch more Reality shows than I would like to admit!

  2. I agree homemade butter is WAY awesome :) I don't make it near enough only because cream is so ridiculous in price ! But definitely do it for holidays !!!

  3. I'm going to have to try and make some homemade!! ,, kitchenaid is on my Christmas List! .. as far as shows-- when we had came I hate to admit it, but I liked watching Keeping up with the Kardashians... but now that we only get 5 channels I really got into Nashville !

  4. Shows?? Thats a bit tricky since we haven't watched TV for like 5-6 years, Ghost Whispers is one my wife likes as well as Cold Case. She tends to like police/investigation shows. Me, I like the history channel.
    The butter. What is the price frame for making homemade vs store bought??
    Sept 1st we put ourselves on complete budget - and any food tips is most welcomed.

  5. Love the idea of making homemade butter, and having homemade bread to go along with it, oh goodness! Perfection! As for reality shows, or tv at all, I'm in love with Downton Abbey and Duck Dynasty. I watch everything on Netflix these days so those are the two more "modern" ones I try to keep up with. :)

  6. I watched a couple of episodes of Dance Moms when I was in the US a month ago and it was very entertaining. My daughter loves it and got me watching it. I also caught the first couple of episodes of Nashville on the plane over and loved that too but I'm not sure if I can get it back in the UK and the series must have progressed a lot since the first episodes. I'm going to look out for a boxed set. I loved the music though and listened to the sound track on the plane on the way home. It reminded me of our holiday and listening to country music radio stations in the camper van. You live in a beautiful country. I'm hoping to return again some time.

  7. Yum--we LOVE homemade butter. One of my old bread machines has a "butter" setting, so I've used that. I didn't think about doing it in my mixer! Thank you!! We keep costs down because more often than not, the Meijer near my husband's job will have dairy on clearance that is about to hit the sell-by date. Milk will normally get a sticker for about $1.39 (we snatch up a few to freeze) and they'll sticker the little 1 cup cartons of heavy whipping cream for ........ $0.49!!!!! I always grab as many as are there and we make butter and buttermilk. I freeze the buttermilk in an ice cube tray and then pop them out and keep them in a freezer baggie for when my recipes call for it. Yummy, preservative free, and frugal! :) You go girl! As for shows, we don't have cable but we do have the Roku, so I got hooked on White Collar on Netflix. That, and re-runs of RUGRATS! :P

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  9. I watch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the Amish "reality" shows. I think my guilty pleasure is the whole train wreck thing're so disgusted, so appalled and can't believe people would really do those things but it's not possible to look away. I wonder if there's a 12 step program for this. The only other ones that I watch are The Little Couple and The Duggers because they are so heartwarming and make up for the guilt of the train wrecks I watch :-)

  10. Hi,

    Wonderful idea, so I had to try. But it didn't really turn out. Went from whipped cream to a light yellow-ie wet mixture with a slightly grainy texture (like it had been frozen and thawed)after I drained it. I used my KitchenAid and mixed it for 15 minutes on 7. So, what did I do wrong??? Still is good and I'll use it.

    Wonderful Blog!


  11. We make our own butter because we have a small dairy. You just skim the cream off of fresh milk and you have some seriously heavy whipping cream. Much better than the store bought stuff . Plus it makes amazing whipped cream. Since we don't have a tv I normally just watch Netflix or amazon. I started watching downtown Abby but have yet to finish it. I only watch it about once a month though. Thank you for your amazing blog!!! It has encouraged me to make our food at home and to get out of debt for our house:). Can't thank you enough!


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