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Jul 3, 2007 04:39 AM

DIY butter?

just read an article in NYT about the joys of making your own butter.
anyone ever try this, and is it worth it, aside from the because-i-can factor?

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  1. It'll be tastier and richer than any store bought butter you will every have. It's also pretty easy, but a time suck for such a simple product.

    1. It is insanely easy. Tastes really good. And it is a lot of fun.

      1. It's your normal kindergarten project where you pass around the bottle w/ cream and salt and let all the kids shake. Really easy.

        1. I've done it. And in a food processor it's almost too easy to even talk about. Go for it.

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          1. re: eLizard

            hmmm so it works just as well in a food processor? I've been drooling about homemade butter since I read the NYT article but I don't have a mixer.

            Does it take longer in a food processor vs. a mixer?

            1. re: mchan02

              it takes no time in the food processor. a few minutes. no more than 5.

              1. re: mchan02

                Mixer doesn't take long, just a bit longer than whipped cream. And you don't have to clean the processor!

                1. re: Kagey

                  but i don't get it. don't you still have to clean the mixer?

                  1. re: eLizard

                    Yeah, but I've got a hand mixer and all I'd have to clean are two ejectable mixing blades. The processor would mean cleaning the container, lid, blade, etc. And the parts can be fiddly, with hard-to clean places.

            2. I definitely want to make butter after that article! I just first have to figure out what to use it for.

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              1. re: JasmineG

                MMMM! What WOULDN'T you use it for!!??

                1. re: k_d

                  I have`nt made any since I was a kid, some 50 yrs ago, but ireally enjoyed makeing
                  it for my mothers fresh pancakes she would make for breakfast, as my father would
                  slice bacon off the slab for my mother to cook. brings back some great memories.
                  thanks. it makes me laugh when I think back about they way did things in those
                  day. back in the 40`s.