Friday, September 11, 2009

Shake, Rattle and

Buttered Roll!!!!

For my cooking blog I made some good old cornbread in a cast iron skillet so I took the opportunity to make some homemade butter to go along with it.

And the boys had a great time helping me.

First we poured some heavy whipping cream into an old, cleaned and dried pimento jar and added a pinch of salt. Then it was shake, shake, shake....
and shake, shake, shake....
(NO, the little guy is not suffering some baby version of "Herpes Simplex Something", nor is that the biggest "cold sore" in history, he fell face first on the concrete and put his tooth through his lip the other day and it is still swollen, bruised and painful (but one good outcome is that he his having a heck of a time with his pacifier, oh well!).

First the cream will thicken slightly, then turn more into the thickness of whipped cream and then a ball will form, a beautiful ball of butter...just pour off the "butter milk" that separates and enjoy!
We like to throw ours in the fridge for a while to firm up a little more.
See it melting beautifully on the slice of cornbread?!?!

The big guy asked if we could make butter every night for dinner. Of course I said no BUT it would be a nice thing to do for the holidays and it is such a simple thing for them to do together and practice taking turns.

P.S. Make sure you watch the little ones, they got a little over zealous with their shaking and the big guy hit himself in the head with the jar!

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