One of the great things about owning a thermal cooking machine is that you can cook from scratch and as a result, save a lot of money. Butter is one of those recipes that you should definitely try. It's easy to do and it can make you feel like a domestic goddess.
Here is how you make butter in your Thermo Mixer:
Buy a 600ml container of PURE cream.
Tip: Buy Cream That Is Near Expiry
When you go to the grocery store, keep an eye out for cartons of cream that are nearly at their expiry date. Usually these cartons are discounts at about 1/2 price. If you find a carton of pure cream that is close to the expiry date but still marked at full price, then check with a staff member at the grocery store. You will probably get a discount if you ask for it.
If you use cream that is close to its expiry date, it will seperate faster when you are whipping it. If you use cream that has a long expiry (really fresh cream) it will take longer to seperate.
Place your butterfly into the mixing bowl.
Add cream (600mls) into the bowl.
Whip on speed 4 until it separates. This usually takes about 1 minute but it depends on how old the cream is.
Use your basket to strain the buttermilk into a bowl. This is buttermilk so you don't throw it away.
Pour 500g of ice cold water on butter and whip again on speed 4 for a couple of seconds. Strain the butter again to get buttermilk water.
Pour this into another bowl and squeeze the remaining liquid out of the butter using your hands. You can add this liquid to your buttermilk water.
That's it. You now have pure butter, buttermilk and buttermilk with water. The butter will harden when you put it in the fridge.
Here is the recipe card for you to print or save:
- 600mls Pure Cream
- 500g Ice Cold Water
- Place your butterfly into the mixing bowl.
- Add cream (600mls) into the bowl.
- Whip on speed 4 until it separates. This usually takes about 1 minute but it depends on how old the cream is.
- Use your basket to strain the buttermilk into a bowl (don't throw it away).
- Pour 500g of ice cold water on butter and whip again on speed 4 for a couple of seconds.
- Pour this mixture into another bowl and squeeze the remaining liquid out of the butter using your hands.
- Put the butter in to the fridge so that it can harden.
- Use as needed.
What is the difference between buttermilk and buttermilk water?
Buttermilk is used in recipes such as pancakes and scones. However, buttermilk water has water in it and is therefore more diluted. Buttermilk water can be used recipes such as bread because bread needs water but the recipe can be enhanced with the sour flavour of the buttermilk.
If you prefer your butter to be more spreadable when you take it our of the fridge then try this recipe from Quirky: Making Butter In The Thermomix By Quirky Cooking.
What can you make with the butter?
- Mum's Marble Cake
- Kourabiethes – Short Bread Christmas Cookies (recipe coming soon)
What can you do with the buttermilk?
Here are some recipes links and ideas of what you can make with your left over buttermilk:
What can you make with the buttermilk water?
Here are some recipes links and ideas of what you can make with your left over buttermilk water: