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Cultured Butter

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gaaarp's picture
gaaarp

Cultured Butter

I bought some cultured Vermont butter a few weeks ago. It was delicious, but expensive. So I came up with a recipe of my own, which yields 12 ounces of butter and, as a bonus, about 2 cups of buttermilk.


http://gaaarp.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/recipe-cultured-butter/

proth5's picture
proth5

Cultured butter (and the resulting buttermilk) is indeed a treat.


If you feel like going off the deep end with this, I have been very successful with a Mesophilic-M culture (get it from cheesemaking suppliers) which is used to impart a buttery taste in cheeses. Even expensive European Style butters taste pale indeed after that...


Nice write up!

gaaarp's picture
gaaarp

A treat to be sure. It's still not cheap (the cream is expensive), but it's well worth it.


And thanks for the tip. I'll have to check out a cheesemaking website.

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jlewis30

If you have the store Smart and Final in your area check it out for "manufacturing" cream. It is only a couple bucks for a big quart size. I used to love making my own butter...

gaaarp's picture
gaaarp

Unfortunately, we don't have a Smart and Final near where I live. I read somewhere that Costco has heavy cream pretty cheap, so I might check there.


Thanks for the tip.