You can't beat a bit of butter now and again and so far I've not been able to find any in local shops. I've had to make it myself....
Now before you starting thinking I've put a cow on the lawn, am handmilking too and taking this challenge far too seriously, I haven't!
But I've been using the age old technique
of throwing some cream (from Leicestershire) into a jam jar
and shaking it all about
until the magic moment when hey presto!
I know it's not a huge pat of butter and I haven't got any butter patts or paddles, so I had to shape it by hand.
And there's buttermilk. well I wasn't going to waste that so I whipped up a batch of scones (Mary Berry's recipe) too.
I've still got a few jars of homemade blackcurrant jam too so all in all....my darling daughter and I had rather a nice Sunday afternoon tea, completely using local produce completely apart from a few ounces of sugar.
It did take quite a time to turn from cream to butter today and I'm absolutely cream crackered. Literally.
All that moving and shaking ...my arms are about to fall off!.I must have used hundreds of calories -so it 's a case of Hello home made butter - bye bye bingo wings! Result......(well I haven't got bingo wings really but making my own butter will prevent them from appearing!)
Should I buy a churn? In the meantime- I really would like to know where I can buy locally made butter. Fellow tweeters on twitter suggest there may be some one from near Hinckley, and someone near Melton.....
Do let me know and let me know. I shall be buying some soon,. I bet they've got really big biceps....