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Day 264: Make Your Own Butter

Your child can make butter!  Here’s how:

You will need a small clear jar (like a babyfood jar) with a lid, heavy whipping cream (the kind that comes in liquid form in a carton – not the kind you squirt from a can), a strainer, salt, a spoon, a knife, and bread or crackers.

Pour the cream into the jar filling it halfway full. Let the cream come to room-temperature. Put the lid on tight. Shake the jar (not too fast). This can take a little while, so you might want to take turns shaking.

A lump of butter should form after about 20-30 minutes of shaking, and there will be liquid in the jar as well. Pour the butter and liquid into a strainer. You can catch the liquid in a cup beneath the strainer. The liquid is buttermilk. You can drink it or use it in a recipe.  Consider making buttermilk pancakes!

Rinse the lump of butter under cold water. Then, press the butter with a spoon to make it smooth. Add a dash of salt and mix. Spread the butter on bread or crackers. Taste it. What do you think?

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