- A reasonable quantity of Double cream
A very quick and simple way to make your own butter. Take a look in your fridge for left over double cream that is still in the ‘use by’ date. A bargain if you find cream in the supermarkets that is reduced in price. This can often work out cheaper than buying butter.
If you have a huge quantity of double cream that you don’t know what to do with. Use two-thirds to make butter, saving the rest for later. Where all you need do is whip slightly to enjoy with the scones that you’re going to bake with homemade buttermilk and butter.
Pour the cream into a mixing bowl.
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream until the delicious yellow butter starts to separate from the left over liquid buttermilk.
Once all the butter and buttermilk has separated, drain off the liquid. Do not throw away.
Squeeze the remaining butter with either butter pats, large wooden spoons or anything you can find, that will help you squeeze out any remaining liquid.
Shape into a manageable size. The butter is now ready to use as it’s already at room temperature.
The butter will keep in the fridge for a couple of days before going slightly rancid. Especially if your cream was at or near the ‘use by’ date.
Use the butter and butter milk for making scones. This way there is no waste.