Today’s mistake was, thankfully, not nearly so tragic. In fact, it may very well be one of the best mistakes I have ever made. While whipping cream for a chocolate semifreddo, my new high-powered beaters quickly turned the cream, not into whipped cream, but into butter. Yes, it’s what my mother and my grade 8 Home Ec teacher had always warned me about: don’t over beat the cream! I wasn’t super impressed as I watched the cream separate from the fat, knowing that I would have to get on my bike and ride to the grocery store for another cup of cream. But since I can’t stand to waste food, especially food as rich and yummy as butter and cream, I kept beating away. I strained off the milk and tasted the soft, just made butter. Wow. No seriously, wow. If you haven’t already done this I suggest dropping whatever you are doing and start whipping cream. Right now. Don’t stop till you have butter. It is all the goodness of butter with a slight taste of cream and all the while the softest creamiest thing ever. I could eat it by the spoonful. Not saying I did, though.Print
Homemade butter is very easy to make and so much better than store-bought.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Beat cream until milk and fat separate.
- Rinse under cold water until water runs clear.
The liquid that you drain off is fresh buttermilk. It’s delicious to drink as is or to save for another recipe.
Will keep for 1 week in the fridge
* The liquid that you drain off is fresh buttermilk. It's delicious to drink as is or to save for another recipe.