The Dutch have a droll expression for sudden unexpected good fortune. They say “you really fell with your nose in the butter”. This also seems like a good way to describe the profound delight of owning this wonderful little hand-powered butter churn from Churncraft.
Winner of a prestigious Red Dot Award for product design, the sturdy glass churn has both the curves and control to make butter-making a breeze.The graceful arm and polished wooden handle rotate with surprising ease as the paddle whirs within the heavy glass jar causing the thickening cream to expand.
The churn’s svelte form also provides ample handholds to help you keep up a steady rhythm and churn right on through the first miraculous emergence of whipped cream to the still more rarefied stage where the churning air has pushed all the fat in the cream together into dense little butter clusters.
You just open up the churn, remove the clustered butter-fodder and then, using either a wooden spoon (or the handy wooden paddles provided with the churn) press the rich mass through a colander to remove the buttermilk.
Full of healthy milk protein, fesh buttermilk makes an excellent addition to any number of baked goods and when cultured is a delicious drink that is more sweet, less acidic, and has a thinner consistency than the store-bought variety. Also, keep in mind that the quality of both your butter and buttermilk will depend largely upon the quality of your cream so always try to source out the best local and organic cream available and affordable in your area.
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