Saturday, November 27, 2010

New but Old

Millet caught a moment in time in this picture to show us today how butter was churned.
Today its so easy to go to the store and buy it ready made.

I love to learn the old ways because one never knows when one can get stuck, have things and then not know what you have and what can be done with it. It's like anything else, especially math, if you let someone else, or a machine do it , you never learn the process behind the madness and therefore are cut off from the real world.

It seems in the picture, they put in a lot of creme to make a lot of butter.

Today I find butter is not as tasty as it was before ( neither is coffee)bought from the store.
So I found a video which shows how to make a tasty batch, at home,two ways, one quickly, using a food processor.

So for special occasions when you want to make something extra to add to your table setting,apart from the home made bread, it is good to try making butter at home yourself and then using a cookie cutter make reasonable sized heart pieces or with cake icing dispenser, create Hershey Kisses made out of it for presentation purposes.

Just one more thing to do I guess, but well worth it.
Hope you enjoy this video. I know I did especially when it's so easy.

HOW TO MAKE BUITTER---WATCH THE MOVIE---Have fun ---then make some

Why did Santa throw out the butter?

He wanted to see a butterfly


Better is Possible said...

Loved the video. Something I'm going to do my best to make with a couple of my grandkids during Chrismtas break. Thanks for enriching me.

A Lady's Life said...

CLPCS - Isn't it nice to have small children around to teach?

George said...

I remember helping my mother churn butter as a child. Our churn had a crank that turned paddles, but the principle was the same as the churn in the picture. I remember that butter tasting pretty good.

A Lady's Life said...

Gosh George That was something.
I always thought it took a long time to do by hand.
The other way they did it was by letting it stand for 8 hours.
Would be interesting to see what the difference in taste is doing it different ways and which way is actually the best.

rhymeswithplague said...

My dad used to make pickles in a crockery butter churn. You brought back a memory today. And another: My mother had hung a picture of Jean Francois Millet's The Gleaners on our kitchen wall.

A Lady's Life said...

Rhymes with plague = I remember those barrels as well. Never thought a butter churn would be used though for pickles. lol
I will look up that picture.
Thanks :)