Friday, November 14, 2008

Depression-Era Butter

I found this recipe/tip on a message board last summer and have been making it ever since. Note-This butter is not suited for baking needs.

Our ingredients are:
1/2 cup of lukewarm water per stick of butter (1/4 pound)
1 softened stick of butter

I do two sticks of butter at a time and 1 cup of water.

Start by whipping butter with hand mixer or a stand mixer (if you are soooo lucky to have one :p). Slowly pour in a small amount of water. Mix until water is not visible. Repeat the process until you have used all or most of your water. This butter resembles the whipped butter I have seen at restaurants and I do not refrigerate it.

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Monica said...

This is great. I do not like margarine, but the butter is so hard to spread. Thanks!

Krista said...

Thanks for this! We love using only butter on things but it is so costly. Great tip!