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Making Thermomix Butter

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My friends from A girl, a guy, furkids and food have the best  butter recipe or check out Dani Valent’s video on making butter here along with some great flavoured butter ideas. Of course if you have the model 5 Thermomix you can use the guided recipe which is super easy too!

So why would you make your own butter? It tastes so good!! You can save money & you also get buttermilk to cook with as well!

I love to use Ashgrove Cream. There are lots of places around Tassie where you can buy it in 2 litre bottles. Always use the best quality you can get, pure cream & not low fat cream.

Yes you start with cream, I normally do a litre at a time but you don’t have to do that is you are just starting out & you can always make another batch straight after making the first batch.

 

You insert the butterfly whisk & take it up to speed 4 (which of course you are not allowed to go higher than speed 4 with the butterfly in) & you will have whipped cream in about 20 secs depending on how fresh your cream is.

 

Whip it for a bit longer & then you have butter!!

And buttermilk!! remove the butterfly whisk & set aside.

 

Insert the basket

 

Time to strain off the buttermilk. Set it aside for some yummy baking. Cover the strained butter with cold water & rinse a few times – saving the first lot of rinsing water to put into soups. It is your choice how many time you rinse. It has been said the more you rinse it the longer it will keep.

 

My friend’s hubby makes these awesome butter paddles or you can use your clean cold hands to remove all the last of the rinsing water.

 

Then it’s time to put the butterfly whisk back in & add salt, I love salt but it also helps to preserve the butter. you can also add a non flavoured oil about 100g at this point if you want to have spreadable butter. Whip it up! it gives you that texture of buttercream icing mmmm.

 

After scraping out the bowl you may need to do what i call the “blade fling” put the bowl back into the Thermomix & if you have the butterfly on only go to speed 4 for about 1 sec.

And now the rest of the mix has been flung to the sides of the bowl making it easier to scrape out. Extra Tip – time to “flavour save” don’t wash the bowl & you can make something that has butter in the recipe straight away- a cake or a soup – this means you don’t waste a drop of butter & less washing up!

 

Then I like to store my butter in this butter dish my Mum gave me – how cool is that?

What is the best thing to do with your homemade butter? Spread it on something delicious some freshly made bread or crumpets – you can also freeze some of it to use later.

Happy Thermomixing!

 

Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste is the first thing you make when you buy a Thermomix. I will spend an hour with you teaching you how to use your Thermomix & we will cook this amazing recipe together as part of your training. This stock paste is a good base for a lot of recipes – 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 1 stock cube.

Because of the salt content it will keep for up to 6 months in the fridge.

This recipe is really adaptable, if you are missing a couple of the ingredients it won’t matter. You may also like to add leek or mushrooms to the recipe.

Please have all your ingredients ready as per the picture shown – you don’t need to cut things up too much now that you own a Thermomix 🙂

Thermomix Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste

Veggie Stock Paste
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Serves: 1 litre
 
Ingredients
  • 200g celery, chopped into thirds - keep light coloured leaves on
  • 2 carrots, chopped into rough pieces
  • 1 onion, peeled halved
  • 1 tomato, halved
  • 1 l large zucchini, chopped roughly into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bunch parsley, fresh
  • few leaves basil,fresh
  • few leaves sage, fresh
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 150 grams rock salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. We will follow the guided recipe to cook this recipe - Instructions are in the Basic Cook Book.