Making your own cultured (fermented) butter from raw cream is really quite easy. It is another way to get probiotics into your meals and ultimately into you. Also having the added benefit of the buttermilk that separates from the butter for a wonderful tasting and refreshing drink.
Twenty years ago, or more, when I first starting making my own fresh raw butter I didn’t know about culturing the milk first and I also poured the liquid buttermilk down the sink. I didn’t realize at the time that this was good to drink. (buttermilk pancakes or buttermilk biscuits anyone?) Interesting how we evolve over time and learn new ways of doing things.They didn’t culture the milk first but the rest of the process is the same.
The recipe. Only one ingredient and maybe best to start with a quart of cream the first time. Makes 1/2 pound butter and 2 cups buttermilk.
Homemade Cultured Butter & Buttermilk1 quart raw cream in a glass bowl or jar cover with a lid and let sit on the counter for at least 8 hours until the cream starts to sour first time let sour just a little when sour to your taste put into a food processor fill only about 1/3 full may have to do this in batches mix until butter separates from milky part very quick with a food processor, few minutes you will see clumps of butter and milk together dump all this into a strainer that is over a bowl to catch the buttermilk continue with another batch if you have more left put butter into a medium-sized bowl add other batches to bowl pour buttermilk into a glass container and refrigerate with a wooden spoon or paddle spread the butter along side of bowl so liquid runs out save all this liquid and add to that in the refrigerator when no more liquid runs out of the butter it’s ready you can add a little sea salt if you prefer and mix it in put in a container keep cold or on the counter drink the milk, it tastes like milk not like the buttermilk from the store
Just for your information if you want to learn more about processed milk.
Revealing documentary exposes disturbing truths about processed milkLearn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035505_pasteurized_milk_documentary_facts.html#ixzz1ra8r5iTa
That’s it! Please share with-us your thoughts and how your butter turned out. What did you think of the buttermilk?
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