Shake It Up Butter

Shake It Up Butter

Make your own butter by moving and shaking organic double cream till it transforms before your very eyes into thick, golden butter. This recipe is a fun way to get kids involved in cooking and they'll enjoy spreading it on slices of homemade bread.


  • 250ml double cream
  • A pinch of sea salt

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: nil

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1. Pour the cream into a lidded container, such as a large jam jar (or divide between a few jars – one for each shaker). Add a pinch of salt. Add a few clean marbles, if you have some, to the cream as this will mix it up faster.
2. Then simply shake it up! You’ll have to shake hard. First it’ll just look like whipped cream, then it’ll separate. When it sounds like a big lump knocking around, it should be done. If you can see butter, spoon it out.
3. You can also make the butter in a food processor. Add the cream and salt, then blend for 3-5 mins (treating your food processor like a butter churn) till a lump of butter forms.
4. Strain out the buttermilk – you cna use this to make pancakes, soda bread or scones. Transfer the butter to a dish and store in the fridge. Use within a week, spreads on thick slices of bread.
5. To make your own bread to go with your homemade butter, see our Malted Loaf recipe: click here.
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