Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Homemade butter

One of the things we have been wanting to try for a while now is making our own butter. We are now reading Farmer Boy from the Little House series and I thought it would be a good time to try our hands at making some homemade butter. Here is our cream all ready to be shaken up.
They were all raring to go. Georgia started us off.
Then she passed it on to Josie...
...who then passed it on to Emeline. Emmy has a very serious shaking cream face.
After about 5-10 minutes we started noticing something!!
This was close to 15 minutes (I think). The whey is separating from the butter.
Almost immediately the curds separated from the whey even more.
Boy did they get tired of shaking.
Come on Georgia bring us home!
After we poured off the buttermilk we rinsed the rest of our butter in a bowl.
We kept smooshing it around and pouring it off until the water was clear.
Yippee!! We did it!!
We had to try it right away so we had some toast with homemade butter. I wish I had thought of it sooner and I would have made some homemade bread to go with it.
We did add a little salt. It was really yummy and a bit sweet.
Emeline enjoyed hers!!! (so did her chin)
Gentle Lord, I offer you my heart this day. Stir within it the fire of your Spirit, so that all I do will be a work of love.
Today's suggested penance: Prayerfully make a list of the greatest desires of your heart.

1 comment:

The Parenti Family said...

I just heard the news.. I'm so happy for the arrival of the newest addition!!! My love going out to all of you during this wonderfully happy time!!! :)
Jenny P.