Home Made Butter - Flavoured 5 Different Ways
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Home Made Butter – Flavoured 5 Different Ways

Home made butter is made with one simple ingredient – whipping cream! Flavors can be added to suit one’s likes and desires. I have made 5 of my favorite recipes here.

Home made butter is one of those things that I grew up with. Growing up in Kenya, we would get farm-fresh milk delivered right to the door. Since it was unpasteurized milk, mom would boil it right away and let it cool down before placing it in the fridge. Once it started to cool we could lift off a thick layer of fresh cream from the top of the pot and we would make fresh butter every week.

I make fresh butter at home from time to time, but I have found various recipes that I use to flavor the butter. Here I am going to present to you 5 of my favorite. Once you make butter at home yourself, and flavor it yourself, you will never go back to buying store-bought butter.

Making the butter

Making butter is super easy. All you need is 1 and 1/2 liters of whipping cream and like magic, you can make it into about 2 and 1/2 cups of butter. To make home made butter, start whipping the cream, and once the cream starts to thicken up, keep going. Generally, we whip cream to use for desserts or baking, but for this recipe, you need to keep whipping until the butter separates from the buttermilk.

Whipped cream
Whipped cream

Continue whipping the cream until the color changes from a bright white to a yellowish color. You will feel the liquid start to collect at the bottom of your bowl.

Butter separated from buttermilk
Butter separated from buttermilk

Once your home butter has been “churned”, you need to ensure that all of the buttermilk is separated from the butter before you start to flavor it. The easiest method to separate butter from buttermilk is to put the bowl into the fridge and let it cool down completely. That will make it easy to separate them. BUT since we are flavoring the butter, we need it to be soft, so we can easily mix in our flavors.

So in order to separate your home made butter from the buttermilk, line another bowl or container with a cheesecloth and pour all of the contents of the mixing bowl into the cheesecloth. This will allow us to collect all of the butter in the cheesecloth and easily separate the buttermilk.

Draining buttermilk
Draining buttermilk

Now that you have butter, you can use it unsalted for baking, salt it and use it for buttering your toast or cooking. Make ghee out of it. However, now we are ready to make flavored home made butter. My recipes consist of 3 savoury and 2 sweet kinds of butter.

Home made butter
Home made butter
Flavouring the home made butter

Divide your home made butter into 5 equal parts. You can make it into a log or you can make a ball and divide it. Whatever way works best for you.

Ingredients for savoury home made butter
Ingredients for savoury home made butter
1- Caramelized Onion and Red Chili

This is my favorite flavored home made butter. Finely chop one red onion and in a pan heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cook the onion until it is brown and gets that delicious caramelized look. Let the onions cool down completely before you add to the butter. If you add hot onions, the butter will melt completely and we do not want to do that. While the onions are cooling down, seed and finely chop the red chili.

Once the onions have cooled completely, add the onions and the red chili to the first portion of the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix everything well. Put the caramelized onion and red chili butter into an airtight container and place it in the fridge. Let the butter cool down completely before enjoying it.

Caramelized onion and red chili butter
Caramelized onion and red chili butter
2- Garlic and Chive

Finely chop 3 cloves of garlic and in a pan heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook the garlic until it’s brown and gets that delicious caramelized look. Let the onions cool down completely before you add to the butter. While the garlic is cooling down, finely chop about 2 tablespoons worth of fresh chives. Once the garlic has cooled completely, add the garlic and the chives to the second portion of the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix everything well.

Garlic and chive butter
Garlic and chive butter
3- Sun-dried Tomato and Parmesan

Finely chop about 2 tablespoons worth of store-bought sun-dried tomatoes. I use the sun-dried tomatoes that come in a jar with oil. Add the tomatoes and about 1 tablespoon of parmesan to a third portion of the butter. Add pepper to taste and mix everything well. I do not add salt to this butter, since the sun-dried tomatoes are already salty.

Sun-dried tomato and parmesan butter
Sun-dried tomato and parmesan butter

Now we can move on to the 2 sweet varieties. I make a chocolate and a cinnamon sugar version.

Ingredients for sweet butters
Ingredients for sweet butters
4 – Chocolate

I like my butter really chocolaty. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of icing sugar to another portion of the home made butter. Mix everything well and put the butter into an airtight container and place it in the fridge to allow it to cool completely.

Chocolate butter
Chocolate butter
5- Cinnamon Sugar

This is my second favorite type of flavored butter. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to the final portion of the butter. Mix everything well and put the butter into an airtight container and place it in the fridge to allow it to cool completely.

Cinnamon sugar butter
Cinnamon sugar butter

These kinds of butter can be enjoyed with a variety of things. Try making garlic bread with the garlic and chive home made butter. Or try adding some of the caramelized onion butter on top of any curry. Try making pan-fried fish with sun-dried tomato butter. Try putting the cinnamon butter on lukewarm plain focaccia for a delicious dessert. The options are limitless.

Home Made Butter - Flavoured 5 Different Ways
Home Made Butter – Flavoured 5 Different Ways

Home Made Butter – Flavoured 5 Different Ways

Course: SideCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

cups
Prep time

5

minutes
Mixing time

25

minutes
Resting time

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Home made butter is made with one simple ingredient – whipping cream! Flavors can be added to suit one’s likes and desires. I have made 5 of my favorite recipes here.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 litres of whipping cream (at room temperature)

  • 1 small red onion

  • 1 red chili

  • 3 cloves fresh garlic

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil

  • 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Making the butter
  • Pour the room temperature whipping cream into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric whip, whip the cream until. you get whipping cream.
  • Continue whipping the cream until the color changes from a bright white to a yellowish color. You will feel the liquid (buttermilk) start to collect at the bottom of your bowl.
  • Line another bowl or container with a cheesecloth and pour all of the contents of the mixing bowl into the cheesecloth. This will allow us to collect all of the butter in the cheesecloth and easily separate the buttermilk.
  • Once all the butter is in the cheesecloth, twist the top and gently squeeze the butter to get rid of all of the buttermilk.
  • Roll the butter into a log and divide the butter into 5 equal portions. Do not put the butter in the fridge – you need it soft to mix in the flavours.
  • Flavouring the home made butter
  • Caramelized Onion and Red Chili
    Finely chop one red onion and in a pan heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cook the onion until it is brown and gets that delicious caramelized look. Let the onions cool down completely before you add to the butter. While the onions are cooling down, seed and finely chop the red chili.

    Once the onions have cooled completely, add the onions and the red chili to one portion of the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix everything well. Put the caramelized onion and red chili butter into an airtight container and place it in the fridge. Let the butter cool down completely before enjoying it.
  • Garlic and Chive
    Finely chop 3 cloves of garlic and in a pan heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook the garlic until it is brown and gets that delicious caramelized look. Let the onions cool down completely before you add to the butter.

    While the garlic is cooling down, finely chop about 2 tablespoons worth of fresh chives. Once the garlic has cooled completely, add the garlic and the chives to another portion of the butter. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix everything well.
  • Sun-dried Tomato and Parmesan
    Finely chop about 2 tablespoons worth of store-bought sun-dried tomatoes. I use the sun-dried tomatoes that come in a jar with oil. Add the tomatoes and about 1 tablespoon of parmesan to a third portion of the butter. Add pepper to taste and mix everything well. I do not add salt to this butter, since the tomatoes are already salty.
  • Chocolate
    Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of icing sugar to another portion of the home made butter. Mix everything well and put the butter into an airtight container and place it in the fridge to allow it to cool completely.
  • Cinnamon Sugar
    Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon to the final portion of the butter. Mix everything well and put the butter into an airtight container and place it in the fridge to allow it to cool completely.
  • Enjoy the butter with a variety of things. Try making garlic bread with garlic butter, make pan-fried fish with sun-dried tomato butter. Put some of the cinnamon butter on lukewarm plain focaccia for a delicious dessert. The possibilities are limitless.

Notes

  • – Do not discard the buttermilk. It can be used for all kinds of things, like pancakes, tea biscuits, etc.

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