In winter, the NY Times brought us the infamous No-Knead Bread, the bread that became the darling of the food blogging world. And now, in another moment of the sublime made easy, they bring us: butter!
I don't know why this hasn't already shown up on every food blog in creation. Patterson's instructions are easy-peasy. Read the article for details, but the basic process is 1) Beat cream 2) Drain buttermilk 3) Knead butter. It took 15 minutes and it's truly amazing butter. I want to eat it by the spoonful. I just might.
This approach is not really about saving money. The cream cost me about $6 (although I probably could have got it cheaper). For my money I got 2 cups of butter and 2 cups of buttermilk. Patterson gives a few recipes for the buttermilk--they all look great. I haven't tried anything with the buttermilk yet, but I'll let you know.
Now that you are done reading, don't waste time for comments. Just make some butter!