Step 2: Getting Started

Gather up the supplies to make the butter. You will need:

1 quart jar with lid
1/2 quart of whipping cream (this will make about 1 cup of butter)
Volunteer/ Slave for shaking
OPTIONAL: 3 marbles or a small spoon to aid in mixing in the jar

ITALIAN HERBS: (If you would like to do the flavored butter)
1 Tbs finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 tsp italian herbs
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp minced onions
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar 

To begin. Fill your quart jar about 1/2 way full or less. (you want plenty of room for the cream to "swish" around) & screw on the lid.
Now let the FUN begin! Start shaking it vigorously....
<p>Nice clear and very interesting instructable! I was born on the same size farm as you were and my grandmother always made the butter - delicious. I would always go for raw milk, much more nutritious, no additives and there would only be risk of pathogens if the cows were not healthy and the farm was not up to producing quality organic milk. So buy direct and visit - get to know the cows!! You say you use the buttermilk for biscuits, do you have the recipe by any chance? We use it for scones. Included below are photos of the local organic dairy herd where we buy our milk - rare-breed local Normandy and my sisters Shetland Daisy. Great instructable - thanks again! All the best, Pavlovafowl aka Sue</p>
<p>Thank you so much for sharing your story too! I love hearing from others who have similar experiences and passions. I will message you the biscuit recipe I use, but it's pretty standard. I'm sure you have one just like it in your collection already. :)</p>
Thank you!
You aree right, your butter does go with mt bread, Did you read my chocolate sour cream cakr instructable? I grew up with raw milk and all the different ways to use all that cream. That recipe was one of those ways. Looks good!
Those look delicious! It sounds like we had similar childhood experiences! The great thing is there is so much you can share from it! ;)
Cool to know how to make butter without electricity!
That looks absolutely amazing. I think I'll have to try my hand at this. :D
It's very delicious! I don't like butter normally, but this one i can eat just on a cracker. The &quot;hand&quot; method is fun with raw milk. With the store bought cream I would suggest using an electric mixer instead. Have fun!!!

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