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I made some more butter this weekend. I skimmed the cream from the entire gallon this time, getting about 2.5 cups. Then I left it sitting on the counter for 4 hours to warm up, thinking that was some of the reason it took so long last time. And finally, I used the 'paddle' attachment instead of the whisk on the recommendation of several people.

It. took. forever. Almost 2 hours later, I finally had butter. It didn't go through the whipped cream stage as the paddle just doesn't do that. It just looked like cream for an hour, then like gritty cream for an hour and finally the butter formed.

It's super tasty of course, but I'm either going to stick with the whisk attachment or try something completely different!
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YIKES!! emoticon 2 hours just for 2.5 cups??????? [sign in to see URL] can not imagine if I'd had to deal with that long for that little actually churning it like I did last week! 2 gallons would have taken me an entire day just to [sign in to see URL] thank you! I love the butter, but not that much! emoticon

We're on our second container of last weekend's butter. I have a feeling we're going to go through this pretty quickly. I've not yet frozen any of [sign in to see URL]'s somethng I need to do so it doesn't end up going bad on me. We had some on baked potatoes last night and [sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] was SO good!
I was talking to a lady today at the birthday party, who is wanting some fresh milk to make cottage cheese out of. My Mom had told me I could use the milk I drained off the butter to make cottage [sign in to see URL], I may give that a shot. I've looked at several recipes so think I may have to see if I can find some of the stuff needed. [sign in to see URL] you made any cottage cheese? If so, how did you do yours???

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Two hours just isn't fun. I suppose that those "several" people probably never tried it out. At least now you know.

I'm not ready to try home-made butter. I'm buying organic butter at very reasonable prices, but since I'm not eating bread for now, I'm only using it for cooking. Don't use much that way!

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I was really surprised it took so long. The paddle sounded like a good suggestion - it's more like a butter churn dasher than the whisk is. But it's silly to make it take 4 times as long! I was making the Sumatra meal at the same time which took 3 hours and I had to check it on and stir often, so the butter was just part of that. If I hadn't been roasting that meat though, I would have stopped and switched to the whisk so I didn't have to hover in the kitchen all day. But I wanted to see how long it took and to see if it was any 'better' (higher yield or something). Definitely not worth it!

I kept the buttermilk this time (last time it was such a small amount, I just gave it to the dog) and we made buttermilk pancakes this morning. Yum!
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I don't blame you for not using the paddle again to make butter. Just a bit too long to make it that way!
We're on our second container of butter, and I've got to figure out how to make some cottage cheese with the buttermilk. Assuming it's not gone bad yet. I've found several recipes online. Just need to find some of the ingredients. we love cottage cheese, so this will be interesting.



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