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Woman shows how to make delicious homemade butter using just one ingredient
I've got to admit that I was a little embarrassed when it didn't call for milk.
Kate Miano
11.11.21

It’s no secret that homemade food almost always tastes a little bit better. That flavor becomes even more magnified when you make the actual ingredients in the recipe, too.

You get to enjoy that sense of accomplishment while nibbling something yummy.

Butter can be an ingredient you make at home, and because you use it for almost everything, knowing how to do this can come in handy.

Fortunately, YouTuber einfach lecker has a great recipe for homemade butter, and you’ll be surprised what the one ingredient she uses is.

This recipe calls for one ingredient only, but don’t grab the milk.

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flickr - Christer Edvartsen

Although you might think that since butter is dairy, the base for this recipe would be milk, but you’re actually going to want to get a close cousin of milk instead.

This recipe calls for cream, which is a little bit thicker than milk. But make sure that you go for a cream with 30-35% fat, because we don’t want to use heavy cream for this.

Heavy cream will be a bit too dense for this recipe and milk will be too light.

Pour cream in a bowl and turn on the mixer.

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YouTube - einfach lecker

At first, use the mixer at a low speed.

Then, when the cream starts to feel a little thicker and the volume of the cream in the bowl rises, turn up the power of that mixer.

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YouTube - einfach lecker

As you do so, make sure you are scraping any remaining cream off the sides of the bowl as well.

You want to make sure that all parts of the cream are blended in evenly and have the same consistency.

Mix until the liquid separates.

At this point, the solid mass of what will become butter is starting to separate from the liquid in the bowl.

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YouTube - einfach lecker

Strain to separate these even more.

Pour all the contents into the sieve with another bowl underneath. The solid parts will stay on top and the liquid parts will fall into the new bowl.

Then, dip the solid butter in a bowl of cold water. With the cold water, you can start forming the butter into a shape, and it will harden your ingredient a little as well.

Now it’s going to really start looking like butter.

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Pexels - Monserrat Soldu

Put on some gloves and squeeze out any excess liquid from your solid butter.

Roll the butter in plastic wrap.

Once you have it in a nice, manageable roll and sealed up tight, refrigerate it for an hour.

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YouTube - einfach lecker

She also reminds us of one highly important cooking tip.

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Pexels - Alex Green

In the description of the video, where she also lists a full recipe, this cook lets us know that nothing is as important as the energy you put into the food.

She writes:

“the main thing is to cook with love.”

Now all you have to do is enjoy it!

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Pexels - Juli Lianna

Grab a fancy bread to spread it on or include it in your favorite buttery recipe. No matter what you do with it, you’ll love that you made this at home and that it was so easy to do.

Get the full tutorial in the video below!

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By Kate Miano
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Kate Miano is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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