Foodie Friday—Homemade Butter, turned into Compound Butter

Friday, August 24, 2012

Its Friday again and there’s no better way to celebrate this day then by creating another food post! Today I wanted to make something I’ve been dreaming about making for some time now—Butter! I think since a young age I’ve always been curious as to how it’s made; and recently I found out its incredibly easy. The actual butter making process is very easy, but I wanted to take my butter up a notch. I used to work at a country club and I remember they used to serve this delicious looking sweet compound butter that I always wanted to try—but couldn’t. So I wanted to finally make some for myself to serve up on a freshly baked French baguette. So, enough chat, I want to show y’all how it’s made.

Ingredients
Whipping cream (If you’re only making the butter then whipping cream is all you need)
Almonds
Vanilla extract
Confectioners sugar

Tools
Jar
Bowl
Colander
Cheese cloth
Food processor 



Ok! First you add the cream to your jar (I didn’t measure; I just filled the jar up almost half of the way, there just has to be enough room to shake). 
Next, apply the lid and ensure that it’s secured tightly. 
Shake non-stop for 10-15 minutes. 
The cream is starting to thicken!
Once the liquid has pulled away from the butter its ready! Now just remove the buttermilk (and save it), and get your bowl, cheese cloth, and colander ready for the water wash. Here’s how to make the water wash: simply add ice cold water to your bowl, place the colander in the bowl, and place your cheese cloth on top. 


Once the butter is in the wash, gently toss it around in the bath, and then lightly drain. 

Once you’ve drained the butter remove it from the cheese cloth and wrap it in cellophane wrap, then place it in the fridge for about 10 minutes. 

While the butter is in the fridge, take the sliced almonds and ground them up in the food processor, I used the whole bag and it was too much, so maybe you can only use half the bag. 
Next add 2 tbsp. of confectioners sugar, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp. of the ground almond mixture to the butter and mix. 



Next, I sliced myself three pieces of baguette and placed the compound butter in the cellophane wrap again, and placed it into the fridge to form a block of butter (and to save for later). But for now I’m going to enjoy these toasted breads with my sweet compound butter…OMG! I just tasted it and it’s so good! You must try it. 

Have a great Friday! 

8 comments:

  1. Sounds really good! I am going to try it -Hope I can find somebody to help shake it ;)

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  2. I'll def try this!!! thanks for sharing :)

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    1. My pleasure & yes you must try it! It's so good ;-)

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  3. This looks so good, I'm not a cook, but I will have to try this!

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    1. Yeah give it a try it's super simple, you'll love it :-D

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  4. Wow, that is easy!! I can't wait to try it! Love all the photos : )

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    1. Thanks! Yes--it's so simple. Now I make it all the time. :D

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