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Easy Peasy Spreadable Butter


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Ingredients

Butter

  • 1 portion cream, (600ml carton)
  • 500 g cold water, from fridge
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt, to your taste
  • 80 g flavourless oil, (eg grapeseed, rice bran etc. See notes)
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Recipe's preparation

  1. (The following is my interpretation of the butter making recipe from the EDC, just as I make it, followed by how to turn that into spreadable butter)
    Insert butterfly and add cream

  2. Turn on to speed 4 for anywhere from 1-4 minutes until you hear the butter solids and buttermilk separate. Time varies depending on freshness and temperature of the cream. Older cream takes less time to turn into butter.

  3. When you can see yellow butter solids and the white buttermilk, stop TM and remove butterfly. Insert steaming basket into TM bowl (on top of the butter solids which are still in the TM bowl) and pour buttermilk into a small jug. Remove basket and firmly press the butter solids against the side of the TM bowl to squeeze out as much buttermilk as you can, and pour into your jug. 

  4. Pour 500g of cold water in with the butter solids and mix on speed 4 for 10 seconds, press butter solids and drain all excess liquid. I use the TM spatula to very firmly press the butter into the side of the TM bowl, to try and get all liquid out.

  5. Leave butter solids in TM bowl. Add salt and oil of choice and mix on speed 6 for 10-20 seconds. Mixture can be a little 'sloppy' depending on room temp, how long you mix it for etc, but it will firm up a little in the fridge. See tips section  below for more info

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Tip

I have made this with a few different types of oil. In our family we prefer grapeseed or rice bran oil. I am yet to try it with flavourless coconut oil, but I would also give that a try. 

I definitely would not recommend using canola oil! Also if you choose to use olive oil, it does have quite a distinct taste which you may not like or be used to, which is why I recommend a flavourless oil. 

Salt is a personal preference, but it does help to preserve your spreadable butter a little longer too. We use 1/2 ts, but everyone is different, so please use what you like for your taste.

For more info on oils I highly recommend reading here:
//www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/food-and-health/food-and-drink/groceries/cooking-oils/page/the-good-and-not-so-good%20oils.aspx 


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Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • not sure if anyone has

    Submitted by cshearer on 20. September 2016 - 18:54.

    not sure if anyone has answered this. I imagine it would work, it is what is in my favourite bought butter, but I have recently learnt that vegetable and seed oils are not the heathiest option due to their processing, google for more info. I will try this recipe with coconut oil.

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  • The easiest butter recipe Ive

    Submitted by libbyd20 on 23. August 2016 - 15:34.

    The easiest butter recipe Ive tried. Excellent!! :) :)

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  • It works better with the Rice

    Submitted by RachT-TM5 on 13. June 2016 - 10:14.

    It works better with the Rice Bran Oil! Made it again using the different oil. Spreads better.  

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  • Will be making it again!!!

    Submitted by RachT-TM5 on 30. May 2016 - 12:31.

    Will be making it again!!! Good, clear recipe. Made with Coconut oil. Will experiment with the Rice Bran Oil next time but everyone loved it. Thanks

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  • Love making butter! I add up

    Submitted by Mum Loves Food on 3. May 2016 - 23:08.

    Love making butter! I add up to 3/4 the amount of oil as butter solids (far more than the recipe)  & then store it in the fridge as a spread. 

    Join the chat group, share & get inspired: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MumLovesFood/

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  • Great share thanks - first

    Submitted by Luckyshepherd on 4. March 2016 - 01:13.

    Great share thanks - first time butter maker coming up - will be getting my hands dirty I think, thanks to your comments.

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  • Just made this, using

    Submitted by spykee on 2. March 2016 - 16:09.

    Just made this, using sunflower oil.  It's SO good!! Thank you! Have tried others that didn't work, this came out perfectly  :)

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  • Just curious as to why Canola

    Submitted by sheree14 on 9. February 2016 - 11:03.

    Just curious as to why Canola Oil is definitely not recommended? Does it not work or is it for other reasons?

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  • awesome recipe thanks. havent

    Submitted by Tiffy on 19. January 2016 - 21:51.

    awesome recipe thanks. havent been able to find a great recipe until today. now i know the secret... grapeseed oil. thanks for sharing...and i bought cream for 89 cents too :)

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  • awesome reciepe thanks for

    Submitted by Tiffy on 19. January 2016 - 21:49.

    awesome reciepe thanks for sharing. my family didnt like other butter i had made and changed the oil thanks to you to grapeseed now will not buy butter from shop again  :D

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  • Wow. ..lovely soft whipped

    Submitted by Chokolart on 15. January 2016 - 17:17.

    Wow. ..lovely soft whipped butter.   Thanks for a great recipe

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  • Great recipe! Makes

    Submitted by cyclone_sal on 2. November 2015 - 13:30.

    Great recipe!

    Makes wonderfully spreadable butter, straight from the fridge. Very quick and easy.

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  • very good easy to follow

    Submitted by jemdean on 22. October 2015 - 18:43.

    very good easy to follow recipe. I read comments before cooking and in regards to that decided to only put 60g of grapeseed oil. Its definately not too hard to spread on bread. 

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  • Happy Happy Happy! Tried this

    Submitted by evilkat on 20. October 2015 - 12:35.

    Happy Happy Happy!

    Tried this today - I am a happy lady! i used this recipe and took the notes from other posts (and Everday cookbook) and i think its a winner.

    This process posted is much clearer for a newbie compared with the process in the book - the finished consistency looks like whipped french butter, looks gorgeous!

    To disregard excess water i just grabbed bits with my clean hands and squeezed, and lots of water came out.. the EDCookbook writes you may wash butter twice to elongate the shelflife which i did twice .. 1st time with my hands (which is quicker and im happier with this method) & 2nd time with spatula as per the recipe (fine but i found more time consuming)

    Decided to not add any oil (as i want to be as natural as possible) just 1/2 teaspoon of salt to help preserve the butter and im very happy with this flavour  ... both i think its salty enough & fine for my toddler (we try to minimise salt/sugar etc.) ..

    My only grey area is the shelf life if kept out of fridge? our family has switched to butter as opposed to margerine (can only buy 1 brand of palm oil free in supermarket & not a fan of it - palm oil production clears forest/ natural habitats of many wonderful creatures which i want my daughter to be able to see these animals in a zoo, not in a museum)  so i will monitor shelf life of a butter outside fridge and see if we can make this work

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  • Very easy recipe! I used 60ml

    Submitted by ozcarls on 17. August 2015 - 21:06.

    Very easy recipe! I used 60ml of grapeseed oil and would probably drop to 40-50ml next time as there was a bit of residue but overall great recipe. Thanks  :) :)

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  • I used rice bran oil and it

    Submitted by Puravida5169 on 29. July 2015 - 13:41.

    I used rice bran oil and it was nice. I have read that you can use sunflower as it is supposed to be flavourless, but mine definately had a distinct taste. I didnt bother measuring 80mls of the oil, i just poured in 1tbs (also what they used in another recipe). I have a "fake" TM and it needed about 7 minutes on speed 4. I keep the buttermilk (from when you first strain it - not after washing the butter) and made buttermilk pancakes. So delicious!

    Addit: My butter didnt look like the picture. Mine was yellow and looked like shop bought butter

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  • I finally got around to

    Submitted by Mum Loves Food on 10. July 2015 - 21:24.

    I finally got around to making butter! 5 years after getting my Thermomix. lol. Worked well, but could be even softer. Such a cool process to watch. 

    https://www.facebook.com/MumLovesFood

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  • Brilliant. But after couple

    Submitted by HayleyBlair on 24. June 2015 - 20:42.

    Brilliant. But after couple days in fridge found not so spreadable anymore. Will try an extra 20g oil next time. 

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  • Lovely recipe. It's so nice

    Submitted by chellebelle11 on 11. May 2015 - 21:11.

    Lovely recipe. It's so nice and creamy without that eggy taste!

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  • I'm making my second batch

    Submitted by pontvillebakery on 25. March 2015 - 20:30.

    I'm making my second batch tonight.  This time I'm not adding any oil, just salt. 

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  • So easy and a great result. I

    Submitted by Donaa2 on 23. February 2015 - 18:50.

    So easy and a great result. I used 60g rice bran oil. Thanks for sharing

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  • Wow tastes great; albeit I

    Submitted by Freogal on 12. February 2015 - 23:45.

    Wow tastes great; albeit I used 60g of coconut oil which I would use less of next time, or would use grape seed instead - the coconut oil adds a distinctive taste which some may not like. 

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  • Tastes great, but next time I

    Submitted by Ksr09 on 26. January 2015 - 17:59.

    Tastes great, but next time I will decrease oil quantity as previously mentioned.

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  • Love this spreadable butter,

    Submitted by Janarelle on 4. December 2014 - 19:14.

    Love this spreadable butter, PERFECT. only used 60g of the grape seed oil & it turned out exactly as I wanted. No more buying butter or margarine, I will be making this forever  :)

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  • BRILLIANT. I don't think I'll

    Submitted by Mscruse on 27. November 2014 - 11:46.

    BRILLIANT. I don't think I'll ever buy butter again.

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  • Awesome, finally found one

    Submitted by amygeorge on 17. November 2014 - 20:25.

    Awesome, finally found one that works and tastes just like shop bought butter/margarine. Thanks, will def be making this again.

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  • So easy to make! Will

    Submitted by TrotterPark on 1. November 2014 - 11:07.

    So easy to make! Will definitely make again.

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  • love this butter.. and then

    Submitted by LisaHarman on 15. October 2014 - 00:09.

    love this butter.. and then used the buttermilk to make the buttermilk scones

     

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  • First time I have attempted

    Submitted by Tanbee on 7. October 2014 - 20:54.

    First time I have attempted butter and it worked perfectly! Thanks :)

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  • Love it!! 

    Submitted by kase90 on 24. September 2014 - 13:01.

    Love it!! 

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  • Fantastic flavour!! Thank

    Submitted by lindyloo62 on 24. August 2014 - 13:18.

    Fantastic flavour!! Thank you.  :)

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  • Used rice bran oil 60g. Also

    Submitted by nik0673 on 17. August 2014 - 08:05.

    Used rice bran oil 60g. Also used fresh thickened cream and I thought it would take longer but it still only took around 4 minutes. 

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  • AMAZING! I feel like a

    Submitted by Melj75 on 10. August 2014 - 17:13.

    AMAZING! I feel like a traditional "old fashioned" housewife, churning my own butter - with a not so traditional Thermomix! So easy to do - i'll never buy butter or *gasp* margarine again!! My fiancee even gave it the thumbs up!!

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  • This was my first attempt at

    Submitted by Four-Mumma on 5. August 2014 - 23:21.

    This was my first attempt at butter in my brand new thermie :)

    was a much easier process than I expected!

    I only used 60g oil, not 80g based on previous comments, and it's lovely! 

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  • Quick and easy thanks!! I

    Submitted by Specialious on 29. July 2014 - 19:23.

    Quick and easy thanks!! I added less oil (I used rice bran).

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  • I'm happy with the finished

    Submitted by a_jjarrett on 15. May 2014 - 12:12.

    I'm happy with the finished product, next time I will add a little bit more flavour 

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  • Wonderful butter. Thanks.

    Submitted by Arline on 26. April 2014 - 12:29.

    Wonderful butter. Thanks. Doubt I will ever buy butter again. Next time I will try with less oil.  I also placed cheese cloth in thermo basket to strain solids.  This worked a treat and ensured all moisture removed.

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  • Bought fresh cream, whipped

    Submitted by Smurphette on 30. January 2014 - 11:25.

    Bought fresh cream, whipped for 5 minutes but came up nice n creamy!! Used 40ml grape seed oil  n will see how it spreads.....can't wait as we use so much butter here for eating n cooking

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