Monday, February 09, 2009

Accidental Butter

The other day when I was whipping cream to make it stiff I created a beautiful thing...butter! I have a special whip setting on my food processor and I let it whip for a few seconds while I got distracted with some dish washing and before you know it I had beautiful lumpy butter. It's a funny thing to get excited about...but for some reason I smile every time I see these photos...I've also used it since to spread on bread and to cook my eggs and it seems even more delicious because it's 'Butter a la Alexandra'.

Why would anyone want to buy butter when it's this easy to make?

Step 1: Pour cream into your food processor(if you have a whisk setting) or whisk it with a hand mixer on high...and if you don't have either of those fancy schmancy machines...pour the cream into a bottle...seal the bottle and shake it like a polaroid picture!

Ta-da! You have butter!

If you intend to keep this for a long time then you should wash the butter...this gets rid of the buttermilk residue so it doesn't spoil so fast...rinse it with plain water and then keep it in a sealed container or wrap it with baking paper. You can also add salt to your butter if you'd like it salted...or even create all sorts of herb concoctions.

So...once again I ask...why would you want to ever buy butter when it's this easy to make?

6 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hmmmm. Didn't realise butter was so easy to make! Good discovery there!

Alexandra said...

hehe...some things are best discovered by accident :)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Very cool! I accidentally almost did this once. I like the sound of Butter a la Alexandra too :P

Vivien said...

ummm, butter are made from whipped cream? wat a discovery

Alexandra said...

Lorraine - It's much easier to accidentely make butter than most would think :)

Vivien - Cool huh? hehehe...try it out!

Lianne said...

my hubby accidently made these last week too, with sugar in it :-) I found it so amusing coz never knew that butter is so easy to make. nice blog there :-)