GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:12am
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I just had an idea. I'm going to start making my own butter for those must-have-white-icing needs... you know weddings, things like that. icon_biggrin.gif

I found a recipe that uses your food processor. Worth one try anyway!

I made butter (with a churn) once many many years ago and I remember it was good.

Here's the link for anyone else interested:

http://www.hormel.com/templates/knowledge/knowledge.asp?catitemid=42&id=671

Look toward the bottom

Oh yeah- you can add salt if desired according other recipes I found.

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Ladycake Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:13am
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

I just had an idea. I'm going to start making my own butter for those must-have-white-icing needs... you know weddings, things like that. icon_biggrin.gif

I found a recipe that uses your food processor. Worth one try anyway!

I made butter (with a churn) once many many years ago and I remember it was good.

Here's the link for anyone else interested:

http://www.hormel.com/templates/knowledge/knowledge.asp?catitemid=42&id=671

Look toward the bottom

Oh yeah- you can add salt if desired according other recipes I found.




You can buy it at Sams Club or your market... LOL

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:16am
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I buy it all the time pale butter... European butter... whatever... But I'm wondering how much better it will taste.... hmmmmm

Ladycake Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:20am
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

I buy it all the time pale butter... European butter... whatever... But I'm wondering how much better it will taste.... hmmmmm




I am thinking that is a lot of work for a stick of butter.. LOL ..

Lisa Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:21am
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You know I was watching Zoom (it's a kids show...I was bored icon_redface.gif ) and they made their own butter by shaking the cream in a mason jar. I wonder though if it would cost more to take the cream to butter. The butter I use makes a very white BC...it's that store brand Kroger I was telling you about in another post. It's a very pale shade of yellow more like a cream color. Once it's mixed with the shortening and powdered sugar for a while, it's as white as it would be without butter.

It was neat though...how easy it is to make your own butter. Good thing to know and definately worth a try.

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:22am
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Oh my goodness!! I remember sitting on my mamaw's front porch just a churning butter!! That brought back sweet memories! Gosh, that butter was good! Mamaw would make it into loaves if I remember correctly & then she would put it in the freezer. Me & my sister would sit there & eat just plain butter~ Ohhh I also remember making homemade icecream!!!!! Turning that handle & so excited to get that icecream made!! Yummy!!

tcturtleshell Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:26am
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Lisa,

I used to teach preschool (gave it up about 2 years ago) & my class always made butter & icecream. For the icecream we just used a ziploc bag with ice in it & some whipping cream. The kids got to make it & they enjoyed it so much. We also made butter but for the life of me I can't remember how we made it.

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:31am
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I loved that show, Zoom, when I was younger (it was originally out many many moons ago)...

I just thought it would be fun. I'm not worried about cost in this matter. If it's good- they will pay for it. It shouldn't up the cost that much.

I'll report back. It will be this weekend before I can try it.

galaglow Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:10am
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Homemade butter is delicious...and amazingly easy to make...ask me, any time I try to make REAL whipped cream and beat it too long icon_smile.gif

Ladycake Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:19am
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

Lisa,

I used to teach preschool (gave it up about 2 years ago) & my class always made butter & icecream. For the icecream we just used a ziploc bag with ice in it & some whipping cream. The kids got to make it & they enjoyed it so much. We also made butter but for the life of me I can't remember how we made it.




Yummy home made cranked icecream I was just talking to Mom the other day about being a kid and remembering doing this ... too funny...


Now butter on the other hand I know they did it once when I was a kid but that is about all I remember and then we did the buttermilk too... LOL ..

Lisa Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:30am
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Homemade butter is delicious...and amazingly easy to make...ask me, any time I try to make REAL whipped cream and beat it too long icon_smile.gif




LOL...LOL!!! That sounds easy enough. Don't you love happy accidents?

galaglow Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:32am

Lisa, I love that phrase 'happy accidents'!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:43am

I don't know why I find the responses so funny, but bear with me, I have a migraine, for the 7th day in a row, so I am a bit drugged and punch drunk!
I remember making ice cream at my aunt's cottage and what a treat that was, turning the crank and all. I remember churning butter too.
The mason jar thing works kiddos, but holy cow, at my age, there would be a whole lotta shakin going on, and I don't mean just the butter! Ooh, not a pretty picture.
I agree Dawn that would make a difference. But I think you should also get a European cow to milk to really make that old butter from scratch. Now I am sorry, but I can just picture you doing it kiddo and then I have this picture in mind of the tutorial and the cow having a name like Besse or Daisy and Dawn doing a buttercream transfer of the cow named Besse or Daisy and milking her and making the butter for the transfer and the whole darn tutorial taking up all existing web space. And then we could all move to a 1970's commune and make everything from scratch and bake our cakes over open fires and...
Or we could stock up on whipped butter, hhmn, which sound like less work!
All kidding aside, honestly I have thought of trying it out too with an electric churner.
Funny how churning and upchucking have the same meaning in another form.
Ok, I am officially punch drunk.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakers - shoot, how did that "r" get in there

galaglow Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:49am

LOL! Squirrelly Cakers you're making me laugh! icon_smile.gif I'm picturing us all with our mason jars, gyrating and shaking our cream...and other things! A new type of aerobic exercise for us cakers, umm I mean bakers!

Lisa Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:51am

I am laughing so hard right now...literally laughing outloud! You're going to make me wake the house Squirrelly Cakers icon_biggrin.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 6:02am

Well ya know, we have to have fun here, I think it is in the rules, isn't it? Fortunately Dawn knows me well enough to know I am teasing and not really making fun of her, at least I hope she does!
Geesh, if I stay on this site too much more, I am going to be having to stock up on Depends, it is a menopausal thing ya know!
Oh gosh, have to tell you this one, my hubby is French Canadian, very fluent in both languages, but sometimes he gets some words mixed up. So when my mother was alive, we sent him to the store to get Depends and he asked for Repents and the staff didn't know what he was talking about! Mom thought it was hysterical when he had the pharmacist call to verify, she laughed so much she really needed them!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

llj68 Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 11:23am

I've actually made butter by accident before. I left whipping cream unattended in my Kitchenaid for too long LOL!!! It didn't take all that long before I went to check on my whipped cream and found very, very fresh butter.

It really tasted great, btw.

Lisa

luceymoose Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 1:42pm

I'm with you lisa! I'm laughing so hard!! I'm glad everyone has gone to work already icon_lol.gif I love this family that has been formed here and hope that we can keep it going for a long long time. icon_biggrin.gif

Mchelle Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 2:04pm

That is hilarious! All I can think about is an ecard that I received once and it was aguy with a jack hammer and the jackhammer went all over the place carring the guy with him and the caption was What's shakin'. My coworker is wondering what I am laughing about, she wouldn't begin to understand! Keep laughing and churning butter!

CIndymm4 Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 2:04pm

We have made five years make butter as a project in Vacation Bible School. We collected baby food jars and cleaned them really well. We just poured heavy cream in them and got the kids to shaking them. They had a blast and it helped them channel some of the excess energy they had.

cgcreations Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 3:53pm

Just heavy cream and baby food jars for butter? I think I might put my kids to work! A great rainy day project to keep me from losing my mind!

GHOST_USER_NAME Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 4:20pm

If you use the jar method it speed things along a hint add a marble... especially if you place it in the fridge first for about 30 minutes.

SQC!!!!! Now I know I go a little crazy on tutorials.... If any one were to do that... it would surely be me!

I absolutely laughed out loud when I read your reply... thanks for the well needed snickers and guffaws on such a day as this!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2005 , 5:35pm

Heehee, well what a bunch of characters! Glad you didn't take offense Dawn, I really do appreciate the tutorials, it was just a picture in my mind of the ultimate tutorial from start to finish. I say we should book a tour to Europe to get that cow!
Baby food jars must be about the handiest thing for making or storing things when you are dealing with children or adults. They are a wonderful size to make them really handy! I love the fact that the little ones are learning a lesson and getting rid of some energy at the same time.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

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