Monday, May 18, 2009

Making Butter






On Sunday we went off to the Irene Dairy farm. This farm has been providing milk for the villagers since 1895. We brought some gorgeous thick clotted cream and set about making our own butter today. In went the cream , around went the handle and out popped the butter. Here is our little demonstration. Well worth the effort as the butter taste unbelievable!

11 comments:

Tammy said...

LOL...and there's the butter! We love making homemade butter around here. I'd love to have a churn, but until I find one, my food processor is what I use. :)

Linda said...

Wow, your butter looks divine! Thanks for the milk from the farm my friend!

suzanne said...

Hi Tammy and Linds

I just love this butter churner. It really is a find. I am happy that it works too. I have read about making butter in the food processor. When the arm gets tired, thats what I'll do.

Lovely milk hey linds. Creamy right to the end.

Enjoy your day

Kelly said...

Suzanne, gosh that butter churner is magnificent. My mother has a fantastic ancient churner I have always had my eye on - she doesn't use it these days but did when we were young. When we get back to Africa I hope we can rehome it - lol!! You certainly are great at finding treasures! And your butter looks simply delicious. Sol and I were talking about making butter again soon. It has been a while. About two spring/summers ago we made some using a glass jar with a marble inside. We did so much shaking about the bottom of the jar broke off and we had curds and whey everywhere. We did end up making some lovely butter though. Will try again if we can find a suitable container. Beautiful pictures.

gardenmama said...

Beautiful butter! I hope to try this soon too! : )

suzanne said...

Hi Kelly

What a find hey...It works perfectly. Made some more last night. You just can't go back to brought butter. I remember reading somewhere that a farmers wife placed a glass jar with cream around her cow in the fields neck. With all the bumping and jiggling through the day, butter was ready ! Cute story. I think that trip to Africa needs to happen...

suzanne said...

Hello gardenmama.

You will enjoy butter making. The kiddies loved watching the process of the whey separating. Our next buy is a flour mill. Warm bread and homemade butter..

Warm regards
Suzanne

Beth said...

That is beautiful butter! We have only ever made a little tiny bit at a time - cream is too expensive here and our goat milk doesn't separate easily. Your butter has me tempted to try harder though. Mmmmmm!

Lisa said...

Wow how yummy that butter looks. I love the girls in their beautiful hats.

Lisa ;)

themagiconions said...

yum... Look at all the butter!! We had such fun making ours too... but it did go sour pretty quickly... forgot to put it in the fridge.
Thanks for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.
PS - thanks for the reply yesterday... it did help a lot.

Angela said...

What a handsome butter churn! We've just used a mason jar full of cream and had the kids at homeschool group take turns shaking it until Voila! butter!

That is some seriously yummy looking butter!