How to Make Butter

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How to Make Butter. There's nothing like the fresh taste of homemade butter on hot biscuits. You need to begin with either raw milk (straight from a cow or goat; non-homogenized) or cream to make butter.

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How to Make Butter

Step 1

If you're using raw milk, separate cream from milk by letting the milk sit for 12 to 24 hours in the refrigerator until the cream comes to the top of the milk. Use a large spoon or dipper to take the cream from the top of the milk.

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Step 2

Let cream sit at room temperature until it is 60 degrees F.

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Step 3

Pour cream into a quart jar and cover with a lid.

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Step 4

Shake jar until globules of butter appear and most of the liquid has turned to a soft solid.

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Step 5

Drain buttermilk from butter.

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Step 6

Add cool water to jar and shake gently.

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Step 7

Place cheesecloth over top of jar and drain.

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Step 8

Rinse butter until liquid poured off is clear. If buttermilk is left in butter, it will give it a sour taste and cause the butter to spoil more quickly.

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Step 9

Dump butter onto a cool surface, such as a marble or wood cutting board.

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Step 10

Squeeze liquid from butter using wooden paddles or spoons to smash butter and pour off liquid.

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Step 11

Add 1/4 tsp. to 1/2 tsp. of salt as you are mixing butter.

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Step 12

Shape butter or place in bowls with a lid and store in refrigerator. Store excess in freezer.