I love Windsor Dairy. Truly, Windsor is a world-class dairy, with the tastiest milk, butter, cream, and cheese on the planet. Like many great artists, though, logistics isn’t their strong suit.
We’ve been cow-share members for nearly a year now, and each week is kind of a crap-shoot when it comes to whether or not our “extras” will arrive at the co-op: butter, yogurt, eggs, cheeses. Inevitably, it is the week you really need the extras that they don’t show. Like when you have 3 extra kids staying at your house for 9 days!
I’ve found a solution…and it doesn’t involve moving to Windsor so the dairy can hire Mark to straighten out their operations and logistics! I’ve already posted how easy it is to make your own yogurt….why not your own butter, or your own cheese? Turns out, there are lots of instructions on the web about how to make butter using your kitchenaid mixer. It also turns out that doing it is EASY. We made some today, using the handy instructions here.
So now, I don’t have to worry that I will get unsalted butter when I ordered salted butter….or that I won’t get butter at all! Now I just skim the fat off the top of my milk, and about 20 minutes later….custom butter. Salted, unsalted, herbed, garlic…..
Just what I needed….another excuse to eat more butter!