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Making butter
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KY Girl    Posted 05-27-2002 at 18:34:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just bought a butter churn with the paddles in the glass jar today. The person I bought it from said it was from the early '50s. My dream is to learn how to make butter with it. Now, I need a recipe and directions on how to use this. I want to be able to be self-sufficient in some things. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!


Judy in IN    Posted 05-27-2002 at 18:54:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
KY Girl, Good for YOU! I love real butter. Skim the cream off your milk after 12-24 hours, or use a cream separator. Store the cream in the fridge until you have enough to fill your churn 1/2 full. Let the cream sit on the counter until it is close to room temperature. Crank that Churn! You should start seeing the butter forming after about 20 min. This makes sweet cream butter. For sour cream butter, you leave the cream out until it clabbers. When you remove the butter from the churn, rinse (or rinch) it several times in cold water, stirring with a spoon. Work the water out of the butter, and salt to taste. Then pack it in your molds, and refrigerate. Sears and Roebuck has a nice ELECTRIC churn that they sell in their farm and ranch catalog-3 gal jar. This will handle a couple of cows output. People used to ask me if I made butter "by hand" in awed voices, like I was a throw back to the pioneer days. I always said " Sure!" and made the motion of plugging in my churn! Just because we live on the farm, doesn't mean we have to work harder and longer! :)


KY Girl    Posted 05-28-2002 at 17:38:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where did you get your molds? Lehman's? We have a catalog on the way from them. It has a lot of stuff we would love to buy.


Judy in IN    Posted 05-29-2002 at 07:35:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ky Girl, Honey, I can't remeber where I got my molds, it's been so long ago. I have a 1/2 lb. round mold of cherry wood, with a spray of wheat on it, and a glass 1 lb mold, with a cow on it. I lined them with Saran wrap when I packed the butter in them. I mostly used a plastic rectangular tub lined with plastic when I had lots of butter. What breed of cow are you milking?


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