Butter in the Thermomix

Butter in the Thermomix
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Butter is one of our favourite things to make in the Thermomix and it helps that we have access to the most amazing cream at a ridiculously low price. This is our new method for making butter in the Thermomix TM31. It came about through much trial and error and because of the concerns that we had about the amount of water used during the process. The better the rinse the longer your butter will last. We start by using good quality cream, from grass fed cows in Tasmania, which we often find on special for $1 per litre (I know right, too cheap!!).
Ingredients
  • Just 100% pure cream preferably from grass fed cows
Instructions
  1. Place the Thermomix near the sink.
  2. Wash out the sink with cold water.
  3. Insert the butterfly into bowl.
  4. Add 1 litre of cold cream straight from the fridge.
  5. Blend at speed 4 until the blades nearly stall - how long this takes depends on so many things...the freshness of the cream, the temperature of the cream, the ambient temperature of the room etc...don't worry about how long it may take (see below for tips on what to do if it just won't separate).
  6. Remove the butterfly and insert the rice basket into bowl on top of the butter and press down gently.
  7. Pour off buttermilk (discard if you don't want it but it freezes beautifully for later use).
  8. Remove the basket, keeping any butter that has stuck to the underside (return this to the bowl). Set it aside in the sink.
  9. Put bowl back on base and mix for 10 seconds at speed 2.
  10. Pour off more buttermilk through the basket that is now sitting in the sink. Hold back the butter with the spatula. You will notice that the cold butter is clumping in the bowl. If some butter falls into the basket, you can just return it to the bowl.
  11. Put bowl back on base and mix for 15 seconds at speed 2.
  12. Pour off more buttermilk (yep it keeps coming out of the butter where it was trapped)!
  13. Put bowl back on base and mix for 10 seconds at speed 2.
  14. Pour off the last of the buttermilk!
  15. Okay, now for the first rinse. Add about 250ml cold water to the bowl swish it around and then discard it (or keep it for casseroles etc if you prefer).
  16. For the second rinse, add 500ml cold water and blend on speed 2 for 10 sec.
  17. Discard water again.
  18. For the third rinse, add 500ml cold water and blend on speed 2 for 10 sec.
  19. Discard water again.
  20. For the third rinse, 500ml cold water and blend on speed 2 for 10 sec.
  21. Discard water which should be almost totally clear now.
  22. Now we are going to just force out the last of the water. Put bowl back on TM and blend on speed 2 for 10 seconds.
  23. Drain water.
  24. Put bowl back on TM and blend on speed 2 for 10 second.
  25. Drain water again.
  26. At this point you can also squeeze the butter against the inside of the bowl with your spatula to see if you can remove any more water.
  27. Add ½ tsp good salt (optional and to taste) and then blend for 20 seconds on speed 4 and you are all done. You could also add oil at this stage if you like. We used to add a little macadamia oil but we don't do that any longer.
  28. Store in a number of small containers, about 100g each and store in the freezer, one in the fridge and one on the bench out of the sun. When you have used the one on the bench, replace it with the one from the fridge, and get one out of the freezer and place in the fridge! Repeat as required 🙂
  29. This method works well for us and we have found that the butter ends up being a lot drier, richer and lasts longer on the bench. It seems quicker and uses less water too.
  30. If your cream just doesn't seem to separate it may have gotten too warm. You can just pop the whole TM jug in your fridge for a bit and have another go.

 

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6 Responses to Butter in the Thermomix

  1. Yellowkez says:

    Fantastic way to make butter. I first thought why reinvent the wheel, but so glad I gave it a go, will continue to do my butter this way

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