Well, it's exponentially more exciting when you have not only made the recipe from scratch, but you have also created your own ingredients!
When I made my Quinoa Apple Muffins, I was so proud that I had made my own quinoa flour! In fact, I ordered a grain grinder to make this process easier!
Well, now I have decided that I will make my own butter. I have made butter before, many times in fact. For a few years when my kids were younger, we had a tradition that for Thanksgiving the kids would make the butter for the meal. It was so easy, just take heavy whipping cream and put it in a baby food jar and let the kids shake it until it turned into butter! I actually prefer the "shake it in a jar" method over the butter churn.
Since I am getting so very all about the whole "no additives" etc thing, I decided to search out where I might be able to get some whole fat, no additive cream. This lead me to this site where I might be able to get raw milk.
|not my own pic.. that will happen when I do it :)|
I have decided to contact Oake Knoll (or is it the Lawton Family Farm) to make an appointment to get raw milk! I'm so excited. In the meantime, it looks like I would just be getting the milk and would then get to go one step further into the "making my own ingredients insanity" and have to make my own heavy cream!
I have sent an email to make an appointment, and I can't wait. I will be able to make, not only my own butter, but heavy cream and buttermilk too!
This will definitely have a follow up blog or two. I was just so excited, I wanted to share right away!