Making butter at home is really easy and also very economical especially when you have lot of cream at home. I use only homemade butter for all my cakes, biscuits and sandwiches. I rarely buy butter or ghee outside and prefer to use homemade butter and ghee. Today we are going to learn how to make butter at home from scratch.
How to collect Cream from Milk
Boil milk. Let it cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate the milk overnight or for 4-5 hours. You will find a thick layer of cream on the surface. Collect that cream (see picture below) and store it in a container or jar in the freezer. You can use cow's milk, buffaloes milk or pasteurized milk. I have used aavin pasteurized milk with 3.5% fat.
You can also use store bought fresh cream to make butter.
How to make butter at Home - Homemade Butter
Once you have collected enough cream, you can make butter from it. Take the cream from the freezer, add a tsp of curd/plain yogurt and keep it out overnight or for 5-6 hours.
After 6 hours- Place the cream in the blender/mixie/food processor and add 2-3 cups of chilled water.
Run the blender for 2-3 minutes. Then leave a gap for a few seconds and then run again.
After 10-15 minutes of whipping, you will see butter collecting at the top as in the picture below. The liquid remaining is buttermilk. Collect the butter with a slotted ladle and place it in a bowl of chilled water.
Wash the butter 2-3 times in chilled water until the water is clear. Drain the water completely. Press and remove as much water as as you can from the butter and then store it in a container.
How to store butter
The collected butter can be stored in a container or box in the refrigerator for a week. It can be stored in the freezer for a month.
You can make homemade ghee from the butter. Learn How to make Ghee at Home
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