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Monday, December 12, 2011

Making butter.

Fortsatt ikke påfyll av smør i butikken, så jeg har rett og slett laget smør i dag.
Jeg har laget smør tidligere også, så jeg vet at det er kjapt gjort.
Smør kan lages av fløte, eller av rømme, eller av en blanding av fløte og rømme.
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Still no butter to find at the grocery store today, so I went ahead and made butter this evening.
I have made butter before as well, so I know that it is quick and easy to make.
Butter can be made from cream, or from sour cream or from a mix of both..


Jeg laget av ca 1 liter fløte og 3 dl rømme. Helte det i bollen på foodprocessoren sammen med 2 ts salt.
Så var det bare å starte vispingen. Prosessen fra fløte til krem til smør tar noen minutter..
Når smør og melk begynner å skilles er det et skikkelig klin, så det er veldig greit med lukket bolle på maskinen.


I made butter from a mix of nearly a liter of cream and 3 dl of sour cream. It all went into the foodprocessor bowl along with 2 teaspoons of salt.
Then it was just to let the machine do the job. The prosess from cream to whipped cream to butter takes a few minutes.
The moment when the milk separates from the butter is very messy, so a closed bowl works best.



Her er smøret ferdig.
De store klumpene var det bare til å løfte ut, resten silte jeg gjennom en sil og samlet smøret i en bolle. 

Here the butter is done.
The largest lumps were easy to just lift out, and the rest was strained off and put into a bowl.




For at smøret skal holde seg best er det viktig å fjerne væskerestene fra smøret. Jeg skylte smøret først i kaldt vann, og deretter knadde det godt sammen for å presse ut så mye væske som mulig, helt til det så bra ut.


For the butter to store well it is important to remove as much remaining milk of as possible from the butter. First I let the butter rinse under running water (cold) to clean it, and then pressed off as much milk as I could manage.



Ferdig :)
Jeg tok vare på smørmelken også, for den kan brukes til å bake med. Den ble helt på glass og lagt i fryseren inntil videre.

Voila - the finished butter :)
The buttermilk can be used for baking, so it was poured into a jar and put in the freezer to be spent later.


I Norden i det gamle førkristne ættesamfunnet var hverdagslige sysler (kvinnesysler) omgitt av ritualer fordi de ble ansett som magiske, og det hendte at kvinner som f.eks kjernet smør gikk i transe av de rytmisk gjentagende bevegelsene og fikk syner og visjoner.
Det er ikke samme susen over smørlagingen i dag, men magisk kan man si at det er likevel :) :)


In the old prechristian Norse society housekeeping itself (womens work) was surrounded by rituals because it was considered magical.
Sometimes, f.ex it could happen that a woman while making butter fell into trance from the rythmic repeating movements, and got prophetic visions.
Making butter today is not the same as it once used to be, but in my opinion it is still magic :) :)

9 comments:

Emelie Viklund Hermansson said...

Vad smart, att göra eget smör! Ja visst kan kvinnosysslor vara magiska :) Ha en jättefin Luciadag! :)

Sasha Fitzgerald said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! :D
Your home made butter looks delicious! I might try to make some too.

I totally agree with you about the magic in little things. I feel it too, especially when I'm making a piece of jewelry, painting, or cooking. ^_^ I wonder if guys feel this magic, or if it's just for us girls? :P

lirosa said...

Herlig, ser veldig godt ut. Ha en fin dag:-)

Kristín Hrund said...

This really is magical and so inspiring! I´m totally impressed and I´ll have to try this out. I have friends in Finnland who always make their own butter... they mix it with eggs and it´s so yummi!

datacreata said...

Hi Hilde, I too love making butter but don't it as often as I used to. It is also great to have your own home made buttermilk for bread or scones as well.

reginascottage said...

dear hilde,
thank you so much for sharing. i have never made butter before,but i think i will it try.your butter looks very good.
ha en fin dag,
regina

Yael said...

This is stunning - I never thought that today it is relatively easy to make butter! It looks perfect, just delicious!

Imagine women falling into trance by making butter! :-)

Mia said...

Idag har jag lagat smör, du satte mig på idéen, men så svårt det var att krama ur all kärnmjölk, tror faktiskt inte jag fick ur allt. Nåja, hoppas det går bra ändå. Men du, vad bakar du av mjölken?

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

...making butter has to be one of the most satisfying processes! It is true--a trance-like and magical process.

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