Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I'm In Love!!
No, silly, I'm not talking about my iPhone however let it be known that I will never fall out of love with it!
Unfortunately, I am also not talking about a man, as much as I wish that were the case!
I am talking about butter!! Fresh, homemade butter! I came across a recipe to make homemade butter today that I had to try out. It is quite simply, the easiest recipe you'll ever try. Here it is:
2 C. Heavy Cream
Pinch Kosher Salt
Whip heavy cream in food processor, adding pinch of kosher salt. Continuing whipping 6-10 minutes. The cream will soon begin looking like very thick whipped cream. Then it will begin to form a ball and the liquid will separate. Remove excess liquid and place butter in a dish. You can save the (buttermilk) liquid to use in pancakes or baked "fried" chicken. Most awesome.
And, of course, homemade butter is the perfect accompaniment to homemade buttermilk biscuits!
4 Cups all-purpose or flour (White Lilly or cake flour)
2 Tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Cups buttermilk
Mix dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into dry mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix gently until combined. Roll out on floured surface 1/2-inch thick. Cut with round cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
Enjoy with your fresh butter!!