On Saturday July 20, as part of the Library’s Fun Food Week, the Children’s Room hosted LOAFING AROUND, a celebration of bread around the world. We share stories, tasted different types of bread, and even made our own butter in a glass jar.
Then SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!
How long it takes to turn into butter will depend on how large the jar is, how much cream you put in, and how hard you shake it. Ours took about 3-7 minutes.
You may want to check your mixture every now and then to see what is happening. After the first bit of shaking the cream will turn into whipped cream.
If you keep shaking past the whipped cream it will turn into butter and a separate liquid – buttermilk. You can see this in the photo below.
Separate the butter from the buttermilk — we used cheesecloth over a bucket for this step.
And if you want to read something while you enjoy your homemade treat, why not try these books about bread? To find any of these items in our catalog, just click on the book cover.