Have you made homemade butter? It is so easy using this simple technique!
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Cheese features pretty highly in my diet – like a lot of low-carbers! So I recently decided that I might try and make my own cheese! I recently bought this cheese-making kit – and the very first recipe was for “Shake Butter”! It needs no special equipment and I thought it was a great place to start. Store-bought butter is of course low carb, but I thought it would be fun to try making my own.
You'll need a sturdy plastic bottle with lid, heavy cream (I used about ½ cup) and some (clean!) marbles. Actually the marbles are optional but I read that it makes the process faster.
Add the cream and marbles to the bottle, screw the lid on tight, and get shaking. You could get the kids to help you as there are no special skills involved!
At first it will form whipped cream, then as you keep shaking it will get thicker – like whipped butter.
But keep shaking! Soon you will start to hear liquid – that's the buttermilk coming out!
Drain away the buttermilk, remove the marbles (!), then add ice cold water to the bottle. Close the lid, shake a few times, and drain again. Ta-da – butter!
The butter has a wonderfully soft texture. I personally think it needs a tiny bit of salt adding to it, but you could add in whatever flavors you like. Try it on low carb bread, steak or cooked vegetables!Homemade Butter - Shaking Technique #lowcarb Click To Tweet
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- ½ cup heavy cream
- salt optional
- ice cold water
- Add the cream to a sturdy plastic bottle with lid, together with two clean marbles. Screw the lid on tight, and get shaking.
- At first it will form whipped cream, then as you keep shaking it will get thicker – like whipped butter.
- Soon you will start to hear liquid – that’s the buttermilk coming out.
- Drain away the buttermilk, remove the marbles, then add ice cold water to the bottle. Grind in a little salt (if using). Close the lid, shake a few times, and drain again.