It's been a while since I've done a "Flash-Back Friday" (AKA recycling a previous post) so here goes...It is that time of year when I have to put my homemade butter back in the refrigerator instead of leaving it out on the counter (submerged in water) so I thought it might be a good time to talk about how wonderful homemade butter is.
I just knocked out another batch today. I happened to have some cultured buttermilk on hand so I added about 2T of that just to give the butter a little something extra in the flavor department. Butter is so easy to make and so worth the taste. I still keep the butter submerged in water when I have to put it in the refrigerator because then it doesn't pick up odd tastes from the refrigerator. The water keeps all the air out.
There is nothing like the taste of homemade butter on a good slice of bread. The great part about homemade butter is that it's the perfect time to add some fresh herbs. After you add the salt, you can also add in some tarragon, some thyme, parsley, rosemary, or even dill (all fresh, of course). These taste great on a plain old slice of bread or on some nice fresh corn on the cob. I find it easier to wear gloves when I'm squishing in the salt - you don't get as greasy.