Last week I read this post by Ashley English and knew I wanted to try my hand at making butter. Apparently butter making is not something that takes place too much these days. I found this out when I sent a friend a text saying “Jack and I are going to make butter this weekend”! She responded with “you mean like with a churn”? My answer “bwahaaa, no with a cuisinart”.
Ashley has great instructions on the particulars. Basically take 2 cups of heavy cream and let it come to room temperature or about 72 degrees. Our place is wicked cold, so after 3 hours, I had to help out the “room temperature” aspect with 15 seconds in the microwave.
Step 1: ask your assistant to add the cream to a food processor:
Step 4: rinse butter in a bowl in cold water until the water runs clear: