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Help on Buttermaking
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Family First Farm    Posted 11-23-2002 at 06:31:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Our family has one Jersey milk cow and we thought we would try making butter. We have tried several different ways, as we own a hand crank and electric butterchurn, but none have been successful We would appreciate any help.

Whispering Pines    Posted 11-23-2002 at 10:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess I don't know where you were unsuccessful. Seperate the cream from the milk either by letting it rise and skimming or using a seperator. If you have less than a quart just put it in a quart jar and shake, shake and shake, till it comes together. Now we alwaysed used sour cream but fresh works too. Once it makes the butter strain off the butter milk. That's the waterly milky colored liquid. SAVE this, there aint a better drink in the world(especially if you used sour cream),cool it add a little salt&/or pepper and drink away. But back to the butter, put it into a bowl wash with cold water, working the water thru the butter with your hands and the pouring it off. Do this two or three times then work in a little salt, mold into what ever shape you want and enjoy. Now if you have more than a quart shake it in several batches or use a bigger jar. We always used a butter churn but if you don't have one then improvise!

cowgirlj    Posted 11-23-2002 at 09:49:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When my boys were little we used to buy fesh cow's milk. After skimming the cream, I would put it in a jar, with a tight lid and let the boys take turns shaking it. They were so amazed they could make butter that they never tired of it.

Les    Posted 11-23-2002 at 08:14:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Helps to have things the right temp. Also it don't hurt to let the cream sit a while, even get sour.
There's websites that will tell you more than you probably want to know. Do a search. Should be easy. I think there's even been people on here in the past who have posted about this. Check the archives.

Salmoneye    Posted 11-23-2002 at 06:40:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Um...Unsure what you mean by 'unsuccessful'...

You let fresh, whole milk settle in the fridge, skim off the heavy cream, and then churn...churn some more...change hands...and then grab the nearest kid and make them do it for a while...and then you keep going...

Pretty foolproof...just takes some time...

country boy    Posted 11-23-2002 at 20:54:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
put the cream in a churn and let it clabber we used to sit the churn nest to the fire place so the heat would helpspeed this process. then it can be churned .

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