Butter is probably one of the most amazing food invention ever. I love to put a little dab of it in my pancakes, waffles, corn on the cob, croissants, or any type of bread for that matter.
I also love to use butter to add flavor to the dishes that I cook. Butter tastes good on creamy soups or pasta. Sometimes, I also add a little flavored butter on my steaks to make it more sinfully delicious.
Since I have nothing much to do during this summer, I decided to look at different homemade butter recipes online so I can try it at home. If it works well, I would bring a few batches back to my dorm so me and my roommates can enjoy eating with it during an all-night study session.
Here are some of the delectable do-it-yourself butter recipes that I found from this website:
1 quart of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp of salt
Using a whisk attachment on your mixer, start making the butter by beating the whipping cream, just like how you normally make a whipped cream.
After five minutes of thorough beating, the mixture will turn into a curd-like consistency. Remove the excess liquid called buttermilk (but keep it for baking) then beat the curds again until it turned into a butter-like consistency.
If there are any liquid left from the curd, take it out again until only the butter remains.
Place the butter into a bowl filled with cold water to rinse it. Once all the excess buttermilk was gone, you can use the butter any way you want.
To add flavor to this recipe, you can also try some of these recipes:
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Mix everything well.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
Add the two ingredients and mix it well.
(photo courtesy of http://foodembrace.com/)
These butter recipes would definitely add flavor our usual bread or cracker dinners in our dorm.