Waldorf In The Home

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Homemade Star Butter

I've been reading the Little House on the Prairie books to the girls, and we have been inspired to make food similar to to the way Laura and Mary did. Today we made homemade rolls and butter. The butter making was by far the most fun for the girls. We filled a mason jar halfway with heavy cream and shook the jar for maybe 20 minutes. 

While we shook the jar, we also took turns at kneading the dough for the rolls.  Hard work, but  before our eyes we soon had a lump of butter in the jar! It was quite magical, and oh so delicious!

We drained the remaining liquid from the lump of butter, and then placed the butter in a coffee filter and ran water over it for a minute. Then we gently squeezed out any remaining liquid. It was suprising how much liquid the butter held. We then patted the butter into star cookie cutters. 

We set them to chill in the freezer for ten minutes while we re-heated my husband's delicious Irish stew that he made for us this weekend. He followed Laura's Ingalls Wilder's recipe from her country cookbook. We don't normally eat red meat, but after that flu beef stew is all I am craving.

We had egg noodles for the picky eater. It is rare that a meal is made that everyone in the family eats it. Everyone likes butter though, and bread. It was fun having star butter on the table and so simple to do.

Lunch with the girls is different these days, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I used to say that the only thing I missed about working at the office was lunch with the girls, but that is not true anymore.



  1. Ummmm LOVE!! I want to be you!! :)

  2. That all looks and sounds delicious! What a lovely lunch for you all to share : )

  3. Oh we are going to have to try making butter at our playgarden! Thanks for the idea.

  4. Love it!!! I didn't realize butter making was that simple! So inspiring Nicole!


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