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Friday, 23 January 2015

Frugal Friday: Make your own butter the easy way.

This recipe is actually from The Fabulous Baker Brothers, a programme on Channel 4. It is really really easy and cheap to make. In fact i have not gone back to shop brought butter since making this. 

Picture from Channel 4

  • 900ml double cream
1. Beat 900ml of double cream fast in an electric mixer until the sound changes and it properly separates into curds of butter and butter milk (those of you who’ve ever over whipped your cream may not have known you were just moments away from making homemade butter). This will be between 5 and 7 minutes.
2. Sieve the curds out over a big bowl and plop the curds into very cold water, this'll draw any remaining milk out. With a firm hand, squish the curds together underwater to make a rough ball of butter. Place the butter on a piece of greaseproof paper and roll it up.
Simple right? I didnt believe it at first either. What is great too is if you can find the cram in the reduced section, it makes the recipe even better when budgetting. 
Tom's top tip: The liquid left in the bowl after you've whipped the cream into butter is buttermilk. Use it to make this speedy soda bread recipe
There is a fantastic recipe book available on Amazon. I was brought this for christmas and i admit it is amazing! It is currently on sale for £19.99 saving you £5!


  1. There is always loads of tubs of cream reduced to pennies at our local shop. I must try this.

    1. Our local morrisons does too :) I made a big batch and froze it, hoping it hasn't separated but will find out when i get it out.




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