How to make butter

Recipe by: Chef John


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  • 2/3 cup cold hefty whipping cream
  • one 1-cup canning jar with lid and ring
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15 m

  1. Pour cream into the jar and screw on the lid. Shake jar till butter varieties a soft lump, 15 to 20 minutes. Continue to shake right up until buttermilk separates out of the lump and the jar consists of a reliable lump of butter and liquid buttermilk.
  2. Pour contents of the jar into a fine mesh strainer and strain out the buttermilk, leaving the sound butter. Remove the lump of butter and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until necessary.

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