Making homemade butter and buttermilk is simple and easy, and requires just one ingredient – double cream or whipping cream – and a container like a mason jar for hand churning.
- 300ml double cream or whipping cream
- Iced cold water
- Pour double cream in to a 500ml mason jar. This should fill 2/3 of the jar.
- Put the lid on the jar and shake for 20mins. A lump of butter will gradually start to form. Continue to shake until buttermilk separates out of the lump and the jar contains a solid lump of butter and liquid buttermilk.
- Pour contents of the jar into a fine mesh strainer and strain out the buttermilk, leaving the solid butter. The remaining liquid is buttermilk, which can be used in baking or making pancakes.
- Place the butter into a bowl of iced cold water. This will remove any remaining buttermilk from the butter. Use your hands to mold the butter into a shape of your choice.
- Serve with bread or scones.
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