... In a jar!!
Thought i'd see if it was true, could it really be that easy, just a bit of agitation? It was.
I just put some thick double cream in a jar and shook it for about five minutes. First it just thickens, then it goes to that kind of clotted cream and stays that way almost unmovingly so. I stopped for a bit and wondered if it could go anywhere else, then picked it up gave it a few more vigorous shakes and then liquid appeared. Liquid and a hardening, slighly yellowing mass, slooshing and thudding around eachother.... Butter!!... and i'm presuming, butter milk.
Just like that, cream to butter. Give it a go just for the experience. How have we lost touch so badly with these simple components of everyday life. Just so detached.
Sauerkraut and now butter, have really helped me wake up to how much stuff we can simply make. It's like magic, alchemy and i love it. I was looking at water kefir today, but i'm put off by the amount of sugar involved in making it.
I'm going to spend the rest of the year exploring other new things to make and ferment.