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Making jar butter?

post #1 of 4
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dds and I are going to make butter this weekend.
We used to do this in Girl Scouts (my mom was the leader so I should remember this stuff!) I bought some baby food so we can make it in jars.
Ok so what do I use?
heavy cream or whipping cream?
I bought some of both.

Whichever it was we poured it into the jars and shook it until it thickened into butter and sometimes added stuff like garlic or herbs.
post #2 of 4
Either one will work. The only difference is something like 3-5% butterfat. I don't recall which has more fat, but you can check the label for fat content.

Have fun - I remember doing this in kindergarten and being really excited about it!

JK
post #3 of 4
We saw this on ZOOM! dd wants to try it. I am curious to know how it taste.
post #4 of 4
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we used the heavy cream and AJ (5yr old) and i had glass baby food jars. I gave the 2 yr old a bm storage bottle, plastic, because she has a tendency to throw things!

We filled the jars 1/2 way w/ cream, put on loud music and dds jumped on the bed holding their jars LOL.
AJ put basil in hers, 2yr old made plain, and I made garlic butter.

The butter turned out well. AJ's was all butter, no liquid left, Onyx's was soft butter and mine was a little liquidy but I think I didn't dry out my jar as well as AJ's before pouring the cream in.
dh said it was really good.

What would have made it better: fresh baked bread!
We had to make do w/storebought.
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