So I am going to make this come out as my first product review for a DIY Butter-Making Kit I recently purchased from Williams-Sonoma online. On their website you will find a section called Agrarian, which basically means supporting a lifestyle of healthy living. You connect a healthy living by the virtues of homegrown and homemade on your table. It has become my favourite section on their website, almost to a point that I am on that site everyday just ogling at the many items I would like to have. In my passion for both shopping and eating, I decided that my first ‘agrarian’ purchase would be easy and no doubt, fun and educational to explore. This is where the DIY Butter-Making Kit came to play…kitchen play, that is.
The Butter-Making Kit comes with the following:
- BPA-free plastic shaker container.
- 2 porcelain butter bells.
- 2 hand-carved teak butter paddles.
- Flavoring options:
- Herbes de Provences (.75 oz).
- French Sea Salt (1 oz.).
- Muslin bags for storing herbs and spices.
- Complete instruction and recipe booklet.
I cannot begin to tell you how much fun making butter really was…as I went from just a store-bought, organic heavy cream, to forming a buttermilk, and voilà…to good, ole homemade butter!!! I was beyond elated. The kit will give you 1 1/2 of butter which will last for about two weeks. Overall, I truly recommended purchasing this. It is so worthwhile and as I quote from Williams-Sonoma, you will truly “Enjoy the creamy flavor of freshly made butter with our easy-to use kit, which includes all the essentials you need for preparation and serving. Just add a pint of heavy cream to the included container and shake—in 20 minutes you will have a batch of all-natural butter that’s far superior to ordinary store-bought varieties.”