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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Butter churn recommendations?
« on: February 23, 2017, 01:45:42 pm »
Anyone got a domestic butter churn?  I've always just made butter for two in a jam jar before, but we are on a slightly larger scale here. 

Has anyone tried the Kilner ones?  http://www.johnlewis.com/kilner-butter-churner/p2005552?sku=234424514&s_kwcid=2dx92700016658220913&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=COzn_dSsptICFYXnGwodI-QCvw&gclsrc=aw.ds 
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 02:14:23 pm »
Not used a butter churner but I can do a bit larger amount in my food mixer. Works very well and is quicker too.
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LouiseG

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 04:23:59 pm »
Much the same as Bionic we use our kitchen aid and the beater.

So many ideas, not enough hours

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 07:45:55 am »
Well, we have a kitchen aid here, I shall have to give it a go!  Which beater do you use?  And can you get the butter properly clean in the mixer? 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 09:16:42 am »
Well, mine is a kitchen aid too :-)


I just use the normal beater that looks a bit like a Mercedes sign. It separates very well but I drain the buttermilk and wash the butter separately under the tap. I then pat it about a bit with my butter paddles to get the excess water out and wipe with kitchen roll.
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greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 11:15:36 am »
Well, mine is a kitchen aid too :-)


I just use the normal beater that looks a bit like a Mercedes sign. It separates very well but I drain the buttermilk and wash the butter separately under the tap. I then pat it about a bit with my butter paddles to get the excess water out and wipe with kitchen roll.

K beater :)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 03:40:15 pm »
Clear as mud  ???  :roflanim: 

Will look at beaters and see if either look like a Mercedes sign (had to Google  :D) or a K.   And/or just have a go.

And do you wash your butter in the mixer, @greenbeast ?  Or under the tap, like Bionic?
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

greenbeast

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 03:44:51 pm »
ha ha, sorry not made any butter yet (my Jersey is only 3 months old  :P

Just interjecting with the beater name as i have a kenwood

LouiseG

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 05:56:50 pm »
We used the whisk with the kitchen aid but trial and error is best, we washed it through with the kitchen aid a couple of times and then by hand.

So many ideas, not enough hours

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Butter churn recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 10:18:52 pm »
I just use my normal (John Lewis) hand-held mixer to make butter from my excess goats cream. Drain off buttermilk, add water, give it another stir/churn with the mixer, drain, repeat a few times. Then use a wooden spoon to squeeze out the excess water. I then freeze in smallish portions, as my cream is not pasteurised. If the cream as maybe a bit older before churning I usually salt, but I prefer unsalted butter.

 

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