Benefits of butter
Making butter at home is really simple and rewarding. Butter is an animal fat which is derived from milk, It is rich in vitamin A,D,E,K2 and it is also a good source of vitamin B12. On top of that butter is rich in saturated fat which unlike polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oils is actually healthy for you. Butter is truly a healthy and nutritious food which can be enjoyed freely.
Butter prepared at home from whole raw milk is best. All the nutrients are preserved in it and it is very easy to digest because raw milk contains several digestive enzymes. When the milk is heated/pasteurized it gets denatured and this process destroys most of the nutrients and enzymes in it. Milk is best when consumed raw straight from the animal.
How to make butter?
Ingredients and equipment required
- 2L full fat milk, preferably raw
- 1 Tbsp of yogurt (commercial or homemade)
- Mixer grinder/Churner
Note: Depending on the quality of the milk the amount of butter will vary. In general 2 liters of milk will yield anywhere between 100-150g of butter.
- In a vessel pour milk and add yogurt to it. Mix it well, cover it and leave it in a warm place for 12-24 hours. This process makes yogurt which we will use later to make butter.
- It is important to let the yogurt sour because the sour it gets the better the butter will taste.
- Now, that you have successfully made yogurt pour it in the mixer grinder and churn it until the butter and liquid separate. When the butter separates it will appear to be floating on the top. This process usually takes 3-5 churns until the butter is completely separated from the liquid.
- The remaining liquid below is called buttermilk and it can be used for other recipes or you can simply drink it straightaway because it’s delicious!
- With a clean hand or a tablespoon scoop out the butter and freeze it in a freezer and you are done!
- If you like your butter salted you can also add salt to it before putting it in the freezer.
Enjoy this delicious butter with anything you like.