Drawing is one of my pastimes but I wish could do it more. I also like eating, and that is all the time. Actually If I could sleep in my kitchen that would be so cool. Then I love to be taken to eat out, FYI.
But above all, I love Jamie, I dig his style and his mouth-watering cooking shows. Thanks to him I learned that anyone can make their own butter. Ho, by the way, I love those sunny days!
Talking about butter, you can really make it yourself easily. It was quite a shock to me to find out it was that easy; why on earth do we even buy it from the supermarket? All you need is a food processor, and if like me, you don’t have one, a mere hand mixer will do the job as well. The one I got from Sainsbury’s cost me 6 quid.
Making butter will take 10 minutes of your time, you need to get some high quality crème fraîche, from a cheese shop or your nearest supermarket if you don’t have time.
Some bread and radishes to accompany it and your good.
– As much crème fraîche as you want butter
– a pinch of salt if you wish
The cream must be real cold, straight from the fridge. Pour it in a large bowl. Get your mixer ready and start. Ti should take about 10 minutes. It is the same process as for a chantilly cream, only you mix for a longer time. As the cream starts to set the liquid part will separate, it’s called buttermilk.
Scoop up the butter and run it under cold water, then dry it with a clean cloth.
Time for seasoning if you like, it can be butter, herbs, spices…it’s up to you.
You can keep it in the fridge for 48 hours. If you have a huge quantity left, that can go in your freezer but some say you will lose a bit of the flavours.
You can also keep the buttermilk and use it for baking desserts. I personally recycled it for my homemade smoothies, it adds a sweet taste to it.