I made five peanut butter pies this morning for D to take to the cabin. After burning up the mixer I still needed to whip five cups of cream. I thought and I thought. I decided I could try "whipping" it in the blender. I checked it occasionally and it seemed as though it were doing a good job. I was proud of my "figure out a way" approach to my new found problem. I scraped out the first two cups of fluffy whipped cream and then poured in my last three remaining cups. I um, uh, let it "whip" a little too long. I looked in the the blender as I was pouring it out and it seemed lumpy and yellowish. Then it hit me. I made butter! I giggled to myself as I thought back to when my grandma taught me that if you whip cream long enough you get butter. So, I scraped out my butter, added some salt and spread it into a little cereal bowl. Fortunately I had some extra cream so I did the last cup or so with a hand whisk.
3 months ago