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It's all about the dough!

theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
lookit y'all!! I made butter from stratch! My arms are a little sore, but I think i can get use to it and build up my guns!!! I feel so accomplished!!

Next time i'm thinking of mixing things into the butter for flavored butter. what's that called? butter compote?? anywho, it taste so yummy!!

I just had to share this info to the world!!
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Compound butter.

    Congrats! It's fun, no? You can use a stand mixer too. No sore arms.
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    I am the new Black.

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Thanks TNB! whats compote? did i make something up?

    i dont have a stand mixer, so i started with my magic bullet, but it only did so much, so i shook it up the rest way. i'm sure if i was in shape it would be so bad. and i can use the excercise.

    have i mentioned how yummy real buttermilk is crazy good!!!! screw that nasty store bought stuff!
  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    That's so cool!

    It's not particularly glamorous or exciting, but sea salt butter is literally the greatest thing I've ever tasted!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    SCG wrote: »
    That's so cool!

    It's not particularly glamorous or exciting, but sea salt butter is literally the greatest thing I've ever tasted!

    I have sea salt. i can try that next time. i used himalayan pink salt. sooooo good! next i will try sea salt and olive oil.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Mr. Spring did this once and it was so much fun to watch. :lol: He was so proud of that butter, just like you are.

    I need to ask him to do that again because it was tasty AND entertaining. :D
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    SCG wrote: »
    That's so cool!

    It's not particularly glamorous or exciting, but sea salt butter is literally the greatest thing I've ever tasted!

    I have sea salt. i can try that next time. i used himalayan pink salt. sooooo good! next i will try sea salt and olive oil.

    Mmm! I've been meaning to try Himalayan pink salt. I'm sure it was delicious. There was just something about spreading it on some bread, and getting big, crunchy bits of salt in the butter. Omg. Drooling just thinking about it!

    "And death is at your doorstep
    And it will steal your innocence
    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I'm chuckling at your continued obsession with butter.
    You should make cultured butter next time. Sweet cream butter is good, but I love my cultured butter. European butters are usually cultured.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    Thanks TNB! whats compote? did i make something up?

    i dont have a stand mixer, so i started with my magic bullet, but it only did so much, so i shook it up the rest way. i'm sure if i was in shape it would be so bad. and i can use the excercise.

    have i mentioned how yummy real buttermilk is crazy good!!!! screw that nasty store bought stuff!
    It's stewed fruit. :)

    MMmm, I bet that Him. Pink salt was good. I just bought some on Saturday and used it to marinate a chicken overnight. Juiciest, most flavorful chicken ever....
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    I'm chuckling at your continued obsession with butter.
    You should make cultured butter next time. Sweet cream butter is good, but I love my cultured butter. European butters are usually cultured.

    i admit I have an addiction. :sad11:

    cultured butter?!?!?! OFF TO GOOGLE!!!
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thelio wrote: »
    Thanks TNB! whats compote? did i make something up?

    i dont have a stand mixer, so i started with my magic bullet, but it only did so much, so i shook it up the rest way. i'm sure if i was in shape it would be so bad. and i can use the excercise.

    have i mentioned how yummy real buttermilk is crazy good!!!! screw that nasty store bought stuff!
    It's stewed fruit. :)

    MMmm, I bet that Him. Pink salt was good. I just bought some on Saturday and used it to marinate a chicken overnight. Juiciest, most flavorful chicken ever....

    Wait, what did you marinate your chicken in? Pink salt? Compote? Buttermilk? Or compound butter?

  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    Thanks TNB! whats compote? did i make something up?

    i dont have a stand mixer, so i started with my magic bullet, but it only did so much, so i shook it up the rest way. i'm sure if i was in shape it would be so bad. and i can use the excercise.

    have i mentioned how yummy real buttermilk is crazy good!!!! screw that nasty store bought stuff!
    It's stewed fruit. :)

    MMmm, I bet that Him. Pink salt was good. I just bought some on Saturday and used it to marinate a chicken overnight. Juiciest, most flavorful chicken ever....

    Wait, what did you marinate your chicken in? Pink salt?
    Compote? Buttermilk? Or compound butter?
    Yes, just Himalayan Pink salt.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I made kefir cheese!!

    it's not the best looking stuff in the world, but its really yummy! I added honey and fig jam. its like a cream cheese but stronger? i have to figure out a way to make it look smoother. i thought the honey would do it. guess not.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Can you put it in the food processor? I think you said you didn't have beaters?

    Just as is though, looks yummy!!!!

    So impressed :D
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • ruralcurlsruralcurls Posts: 2,574Registered Users
    That is so cool, thelio. How did you make the cheese?
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Can you put it in the food processor? I think you said you didn't have beaters?

    Just as is though, looks yummy!!!!

    So impressed :D

    i have a magic bullet. i think i will try using it next batch. i'm also thinking of other thinks to add to it.

    I want to take a stab at making other cheeses too.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    If you're on Pinterest, search making mozzarella. It's not real mozzarella, but looks easy enough!

    I'll try and link to it, but there app is weird on my phone.
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    ruralcurls wrote: »
    That is so cool, thelio. How did you make the cheese?

    I make my own kefir. i just let it culture longer. after i think 3 days, i then strained it over night. for dinner last night, i mixed it with honey and left over fig jam to go with honey rolls i made.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Not the one I was thinking of, but here ya go...

    Homemade 30 Minute mozzarella Cheese Recipe - Bonus ricotta cheese

    thanks CC!! i'm going to try it this weekend. Only 30 mins? HELLS YEAH!!!

    i sent one of my bff's pics of the cheese and butter, she told me i should join a commune and go off grid. i'm kinda liking the idea. :toothy10:
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well aren't you turning into the perfect little Amish milk maiden!

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Well aren't you turning into the perfect little Amish milk maiden!

    ZOMG!!! My co-worker just told me I should become Amish!!! :laughing4:
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    This thread title is misleading! :p I mean, there is strained yogurt "cheese" (which is what Greek yogurt and labne essentially are), but I thought this was going to be about ricotta, or mascarpone, or mozzarella. YOU LIED TO ME THELIO! :lol:

    You can make ricotta in as little as five minutes.
    Sour cream and creme fraiche are also really easy.
    Mascarpone is easy and cheaper than store-bought.
    Quark is another great cheese to make at home and so useful.
    Homemade cottage cheese is much better than what you can get in a supermarket!

    Make sure to never use ultra-pasteurized milk when making cheese.
    And leftover whey is great for bread.
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Sorry Saria. The recipe i used was called: "kefir cheese".

    not time i will post about real cheese thanks to CC's link. I have never heard of quark? how is there a cheese I have never heard of?

    I will stay away from ultra pateurized milk. Ohhh whey bread!!
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Ha, I was just kidding, thelio! I should have noted it!
    Quark is a German cheese (and other parts of Europe). It's used a lot in German recipes. Cheesecake, breads, cakes, you'll find Quark in a bunch of them.
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    Ha, I was just kidding, thelio! I should have noted it!
    Quark is a German cheese (and other parts of Europe). It's used a lot in German recipes. Cheesecake, breads, cakes, you'll find Quark in a bunch of them.

    No prob!! I know how serious you are about food.

    Is these good recipes for cheese:

    How to Make Quark Cheese | The Peanut Butter Boy

    Homemade Mascarpone Cheese Recipe - Food.com - 446790
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Those are both good.
    Here is another for quark:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatsforlunchhoney.net%2F2008%2F10%2Fquark-recipe.html" class="Popup

    She uses quark A LOT if you find yourself wanting ideas for what to do with it.

    You really must make ricotta though!
    The five minute way:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seriouseats.com%2F2010%2F02%2Fhow-to-make-fresh-ricotta-fast-easy-homemade-cheese-the-food-lab.html" class="Popup

    More traditional way:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seriouseats.com%2F2012%2F06%2Fhow-to-make-ricotta-cheese.html" class="Popup

    Varying degrees of cream make for ultra-creamy ricotta, but making it with just milk is delicious!
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    Those are both good.
    Here is another for quark:
    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses: Quark: The Recipe

    She uses quark A LOT if you find yourself wanting ideas for what to do with it.

    You really must make ricotta though!
    The five minute way:
    The Food Lab: Fresh Ricotta in Five Minutes or Less | Serious Eats

    More traditional way:
    The Homemade Pantry's Ricotta Cheese | Serious Eats

    Varying degrees of cream make for ultra-creamy ricotta, but making it with just milk is delicious!

    I will never buy ricotta again!!!
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    grrrr!!! the five min ricotta was a bust!!! it didnt curdle like it was suppose to!! boo!!! i am savign the whey to make bread this weekend.

    i'm getting the things i need to make the mozerralla today and if i get off of work in time i will take a stab at it.

    and these are the honey rolls i made.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Did you use whole pasteurized milk and heat it to 165 degrees? I've had no issues with it. You can always try the traditional method, though.
    Do you have rennet for mozzarella?
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I read real mozzerella comes from a water buffalo. Was I lied to?

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