Is it butter yet?
Molly...A Happy Wyoming Cow
So happy to introduce you to Marcia Lowry, my high school buddy from Wyoming. She'll be sharing ranch life with us...she lives way off the grid...and I don't mean the burbs! You can see her "back yard pond". Please enjoy today's offering from Marcia. I am so happy to welcome her to Cooking Schmooking, no problem......on food. on life.
Yes..I am posting this on Sunday..but from now on, it really will be on Mondays. I need to test out how this is going to look published. Had to re-size photos and font.
At first it makes whipped cream - I sometimes take some out at that point for dessert toppings. Soon you can start to see yellow globs forming and within just a few minutes it will all ball up together. It takes about 10-15 minutes for this to happen. I then scoop out the butter with a slotted spoon - what's left is buttermilk! I wash the ball of butter with cold water, smashing it around in a bowl with a wooden paddle to get out all the milk, repeating several times until the water is clear. I then add a little salt and store it in in the fridge or freezer.
Summer butter is WAY more yellow compared to winter butter because of the beta-carotene in the grass that the cows eat. While they are on
I was thinking that it would be fun to do a Molly/baby countdown as her calving time gets closer - with pictures! What do you think?
in the spring, you see a deeper yellow color. During the winter, while they are inside, the butter becomes a paler shade.Marcia