whipping or heavy cream
several friends to help take turns
the cream stand at room temperature for
several hours, then pour into the
churn, about half full.
the tightly on the churn and begin
beating the dasher up and down at a
steady rhythm. After about 20 - 30
minutes the butter should come as lumps
that float on the top and stick to the
no more curds seem to form, remove the
lid and scoop out the butter curds. The
butter will be soft and mushy. Put the
curds in a bowl and rinse under cold
running water to remove any
the butter in the refrigerator to cool.
After about an hour, the butter will be
firm enough to mold. While you are
doing this, taste the butter. It may
seem sweet; just add a pinch of salt,
blend and the taste will be more
butter can now be shaped into balls,
pats or what ever shape you desire. You
can also use use cookie cutters or pack
it into a plastic tub.
alternative method to the butter churn, is
to pour the cream in a glass jar and shake
vigorously until the curds form. Then
prepare as above.
While there are many reasons for teaching kids to cook -- less expensive than eating out, preserves family heritage, etc, the most important
reason is that by teaching your child to cook, you're giving him a better chance to be a healthy grown-up. Enabling your child with the ability
to appreciate freshness and to transform ingredients into tasty foods opens their eyes to making wiser choices about what to eat...