Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fun with Butter


I made this a while back so I don’t remember all the details, however, I do remember it all started with leftover cream. I had bought some cream to use form some dish (that is a lost detail, now) and had about half the container left. What is a girl to do? Make butter! Okay, honestly most folks would not typically come to that conclusion, but I heard it was really easy and I was curious. I used my bread machine but as I understand you can use a blender too. My bread machine has a butter setting (how useful huh!). So in with the cream, some salt, a pinch of pepper and some porcini oil and a pinch of tarragon and out came butter. It was pretty wild.

So I seared some salmon, and slapped some butter on top. It was really good. Oh, and just as a side note, the beer in the background was righteous as well.

7 comments:

girlichef said...

Yum! My favorite way to make butter is to put the cream in a jar and shake like crazy!! Keeps the kids busy and they love it, too :)

zerrin said...

Making butter out of left cream is a great idea! I've never tried it at home, it must be fantastic!

Kristen said...

I love that you just estimated what you did, sometimes I feel like that too (trying to remember what I did and the measurements when it was just a little of this and that)

Coleen's Recipes said...

That is outrageous! I would have NEVER thought of making butter. You are too clever.

Kristen said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I passed on a blogging award to you here: http://whatcha-eatin.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-1st-award.html

Tatersmama said...

I make butter quite often, but I've never thought to add anything to it!
This sounds fantastic - thanks for sharing!!

Chris said...

I love compound butter!