I made homemade butter... it's toooo easy and the thanksgiving guests would love to watch this!
For thanksgiving we decided to make our own homemade butter. I found a recipe, and it's almost as easy as making icecubes. If you haven't tried it, definately give it a whirl... it's literally way too easy!
Ingredients: heavy cream, refridgerator cold (we found that 1 quart of cream will give you 12 oz of butter)
Process: Whip the heavy cream on high (kitchenaid/blender/etc) until it hits the stiff peaks stage. Then turn the blender/kitchenaid/etc down to low and wait to watch the magic. (If you have guests over for thanksgiving/dinner, this would be the time to get them to sit patiently and watch this!) After about 10 minutes the whipped cream begins to seperate and gets liquidy, then suddenly within literally 30-60 seconds it suddenly seperates fully into buttermilk and butter! Drain the liquid (save for buttermilk recipes), spread some of the butter on hot bread with a sprinkle of salt, store the butter in the fridge/freezer, voila la beurre!