My son recently asked me where butter comes from, so as I always do at moments like this, I thought it would be best to show him! I recently discovered this butter churner from Kilner and I thought it would be the perfect tool to demonstrate how cream turns to butter.
We go through so much butter in our house, this would be a great way for the kids to gain an appreciation for it.
I put together a short video to demonstrate how the Kilner Old Fashioned Butter Churner works.
Here are the steps to do it yourself at home:
- Rinse your Kilner old fashioned churner in warm soapy water and then dry it thoroughly.
- Pour in the (room-temperature) 35% Whipping Cream to a maximum of 2 cups. (To get your cream to room temperature, leave it out of the refridgerator for 1-2 hours).
- Crank the handle to churn your cream until the butter has fully separated from the buttermilk (10-12 minutes).
- Save your buttermilk in the fridge and use it for another recipe.
- Rinse your butter in an ice water bath and then store it in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
- Use your freshly churned butter in all of your favourite recipes!
If you’re interested in buying one: Kilner Butter Churner
If this stuff really excites you, and you can’t wait, check out this awesome book: The Home Creamery
Next up, I am putting together a recipe to use my freshly churned butter and buttermilk – stay tuned for that one!!
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