Makin’ Bread and Butter

Ms. Wisenbaker and I thought it would be nice to make bread on a ‘Fun Friday’. She has a bread making machine that makes easy, delicious bread. I had an idea that we could make some homemade butter as well.

Nathaly helped Ms. Wisenbaker put the ingredients into the bread machine. Many of the class got up to watch the process including Nathaly’s pal Alexandra.

making bread

Next came the butter making. You simply take a clean jar with a lid and pour in heavy whipping cream. Replace the lid tightly and start shaking! As you shake the cream, the protein and fats in the cream stick together. The more you shake, the more fats and proteins stick together. At the end of 10-15 minutes, we had butter!

making butter1

Make sure you pour off the liquid; this is buttermilk. It can be used to make delicious buttermilk pancakes. Yumm!

buttertasting butter

Here are Serenity and Yameli trying the butter while they work on their Math. (Don’t forget to click on the photos to view full size!)

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