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Homemade butter is made by bashing cream about after it has “ripened”, which means after the lactic acid bacteria have got to work long enough to turn some of the lactose or milk sugar into lactic acid.
But before you start making butter, you need to have cream first, and to make cream you can start by “setting” the milk, as soon as it comes from the cow, where the cream floats to the surface. You can get it off with a fleeter or skimmer (a little metal dish with holes in it).
Now that you have cream, you can start making butter. The amount of butter you make is determined by the size jar you use and amount of cream you have. If you just want a few servings then an 8 oz jar works fine. If you want more then just use a larger jar. Place your cream in the jar and let it come to room temperature, or simply pour and shake the jar.
As you shake you will notice the cream starts to separate from the milk. Keep shaking. Small solid pieces will begin to cling to one another. After about 20 minutes you will know the butter is ready when it appears you have a butterball amidst a thin watery liquid. Pour the liquid into another container. This liquid is buttermilk. Don't throw it away, it can be recycled for use in other recipes. If you have enough, add it to scrambled eggs to give them a tangy finish.
At this point your butter is ready to use. Transfer it to a plastic container with a lid. You can add salt to taste if you prefer. Notice that salting will add more life to your butter.
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