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Making butter by hand.

Has anyone made butter by hand (with Swiss creams)?

I was having a baking day with the kids today and wanted to show them how 'easy' it is to make butter, but we could get the cream to separate
we shook it by hand first, then I tried my KitchenAid then finally my blender all with no success
Could it be the Vollcreme is UHT? any ideas why it wouldn't separate

cheers for any tips!

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Old 27.06.2015, 22:36
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Has anyone made butter by hand (with Swiss creams)?

I was having a baking day with the kids today and wanted to show them how 'easy' it is to make butter, but we could get the cream to separate
we shook it by hand first, then I tried my KitchenAid then finally my blender all with no success
Could it be the Vollcreme is UHT? any ideas why it wouldn't separate

cheers for any tips!
My wife once picked up a bottle of raw milk from the top of a hill in Zurich on a very hot day. She popped it in her bag and walked back down to the city centre. By the time she arrived at the main station, she'd got a bottle full of butter.

It wasn't what she intended, but it worked very well indeed. A pinch of salt and it was delicious.

Long walks in the sunshine, therefore, are clearly the way forward.
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Old 27.06.2015, 22:37
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Re: Making butter by hand.

Do you have one of those stab mixers? When I use mine to try and make whipped cream, I accidentally separate the full-fat cream all the time. It goes really fast!
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Re: Making butter by hand.

It should work with UHT cream.... I've made butter by shaking cream in jam jars with my kids.... but it takes absolutely ages*!

*unless you're MN of course!

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My wife once picked up a bottle of raw milk from the top of a hill in Zurich on a very hot day.
should I use milk instead?? I always thought it should be with cream....hmm maybe I should go to find some of this local milk, although I was hoping this would be a quick simple experiment!

I have a KitchenAid and just a regular blender.....
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Old 27.06.2015, 22:56
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should I use milk instead?? I always thought it should be with cream....hmm maybe I should go to find some of this local milk, although I was hoping this would be a quick simple experiment!

I have a KitchenAid and just a regular blender.....
If you start with cream, you've got nothing to separate. What you need is unhomogenised milk. If you're going for raw milk, make sure you get it from a reputable source, though. I don't want to be responsible for advising you to poison your children!
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Re: Making butter by hand.

can you get unhomogenised milk from the supermarket?
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Re: Making butter by hand.

There's a raw-milk thread for all the scaremongers.
It's almost as much fun as the vaccination-thread...
;-)

Egli Bio has raw, unhomogenised milk in brown bottles.
It even says on the bottle you can use the milk to make butter.
You need 3l IIRC to make a reasonable amount of butter.
Just let it sit for a while in a large bowl and then skim the cream off ;-)
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Re: Making butter by hand.

Boil one litre of milk
Add a spoon of bio nature yogurt when it is in luke warm
leave it on table overnight.
Beat it in food processor ( if you need salted butter add little salt before)
Now drain it in filter , you will get butter and buttermilk.
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Old 27.06.2015, 23:34
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If you start with cream, you've got nothing to separate!
Wrong.

Cream is 35% fat, butter 80-86%, so almost 2/3 has to go.

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Old 28.06.2015, 00:03
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Re: Making butter by hand.

Ive made butter here with the vollrahm 35% quite a few times. I use my Thermomix and make a spreadable, salted butter mixing the butter with oil and salt.
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Old 28.06.2015, 00:05
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Re: Making butter by hand.

Similar to 3 Wishes, I have no problem making butter with ordinary fresh cream, and a stab mixer. I use a taller container rather than a mixing bowl...I suspect you either had UHT cream by mistake, or maybe had 'half cream' rather than 'full cream' - or just didn't mix it long enough...

http://www.cheesemaking.com/Butter.html

We once made butter at primary school with a small jam jar and about 20 children who shook the jar for 10-20 times then passed it to the next child---it was quite an effort....but it was amazing when we managed to get the butter...
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Re: Making butter by hand.

I have made salted and unsalted butter a couple of times in our Kitchen Aid, using a couple of small containers of super thick fresh double cream (Doppelrahm) from Coop with the Jamie Oliver recipe; I pour in the cream, and set it away whisking. It takes about 5-10 minutes' consistent churning, but as it says in the recipe, suddenly the noise of the mixer changes and you have a solid lump of yellow butter in amongst a little liquid.

Useful tip; cover the bowl of the mixer with a tea towel, because the change happens suddenly and the mixer flings liquid everywhere.

I hope that helps, as the butter you make yourself is absolutely delicious.

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Re: Making butter by hand.

I find the two mice and bucket half full of cream is the easiest method - although it does have a 50% chance of failure.


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Re: Making butter by hand.

Using room temperature cream rather than cream straight out of the refrigerator should make the process go faster. Good luck!
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My wife once picked up a bottle of raw milk from the top of a hill in Zurich on a very hot day. She popped it in her bag and walked back down to the city centre. By the time she arrived at the main station, she'd got a bottle full of butter.

It wasn't what she intended, but it worked very well indeed. A pinch of salt and it was delicious.

Long walks in the sunshine, therefore, are clearly the way forward.
How on earth did you get the butter out of a .... bottle?

I have one of those antique glass jar contraptions, with a wide screw top, metal handle and wooden paddle- inherited from my grandmother- it's on the shelf in the kitchen, must try and use it.
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How on earth did you get the butter out of a .... bottle?
We stuck a knife in it.
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Re: Making butter by hand.

Thanks for all the helpful tips guys
I will try again this week!
I WILL make butter!
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Has anyone made butter by hand (with Swiss creams)?

I was having a baking day with the kids today and wanted to show them how 'easy' it is to make butter, but we could get the cream to separate
we shook it by hand first, then I tried my KitchenAid then finally my blender all with no success
Could it be the Vollcreme is UHT? any ideas why it wouldn't separate

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