I've made butter hundreds, if not thousands of times without a problem. Until tonight.
This morning we went to our local dairy, and I got a half gallon of creme, just as I always do. As usual, I put it into my kitchen aide. All I got was whipped creme. So, I cranked it up to the next level, and let it go more. All I got was airyer (is that a word?) whipped creme. So, I them moved it over to the blender. Yep, it only got fluffier.
The creme was at the correct temperature......but, I let it sit out for a bit longer, then tried it again. Finally, I started to get a white thick substance, that looked more like cheese than butter.
When you make butter, the second step is to run cold water thru the butter with a fork and let it all drain out--this gets all remains of milk out so it won't sour after a few days. (third step is to add your salt, if you choose to). Well, when I rinsed it with cold water, it went back to looking like milk.
I think I have given up on it. It is still sitting out, I might try it one more time before I go to bed.
Never have I had this happen before. So, now I have 5 loaves of home made bread, and we have to use "city store" butter. Yuck, its not the same.
Right now Rebecca is making some peanut butter fudge. I hope she has better luck in the kitchen than I.
It seems my entire day today has centered around food. We went to the dairy this morning (the 2 toddlers loved that--they got to see the baby calves) to get fresh milk and creme. Then we came home and cooked hot dogs and marshmallows over the fireplace. I baked, then fixed supper (stuffed green peppers) then had my butter fiasco.