Learn how to make homemade butter using little more than heavy cream and a stand mixer. It's so simple to make at home and once you've tasted homemade butter, it will be hard to go back to store bought versions!
Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day soda bread, slathered thickly on any baked good, or melted over vegetables or fresh pasta, cultured butter is a richly flavored treat. This recipe is a 2-for-1 since you get fresh buttermilk too!
Homemade butter is so easy and quick to make using a stand mixer or food processor. It is also superior to store-bought butter. Spread on toast or use for cooking and baking. One quart of cream results in 3/4 pound butter and 2 cups buttermilk.
Letting the cream go sour adds a welcome, mild funkiness to this homemade butter. This recipe hearkens to European-style butters where flavor is something to be desired, not obliterated as it is under USDA guidelines.
Now, how is it we can have been on this earth nearly 40 years and never knew that making butter is so utterly, totally easy? Why isn't everyone making it, all the time? I don't know, but I do know may well never buy butter again.