Essay about Shaking For Butter : How It Makes It So Delicious?

718 Words Oct 27th, 2016 3 Pages
Abigail Webster
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Shaking For Butter Butter is so good! You can bake with butter and top just about anything with it, but how is it made? What ingredients make it so delicious?
“Butter is the fatty portion of milk, separating as a soft whitish of yellowish solid when milk or cream is agitated or churned. ”(The Definition of Butter) Butter is used for many different things. It can be used as a spread usually on bread and it could be used for baking adding a nice texture and flavor to baked goods. “Butter consists of butterfat, milk proteins and water.” (Butter)Cream has a very big part in making butter. “Cream is the fatty part of milk, which rises to the surface when the liquid is allowed to stand unless homogenized.”(The Definition of Cream) “Cream is separated from milk and could be supplied by a fluid milk dairy or separated from whole milk by the butter manufacturer. The cream could also be pasteurized at a temperature of 95 degrees C. ”(Overview of The Buttermaking Process: Butter) The cream is then held at cool temperatures creating the correct texture. Once the butterfat globules have crystallized, the cream is agitated and then turned into butter. Another word for agitating butter is churning butter. “Churning butter is the butter made at any one time.”(The Definition of Churning) It is basically shaking or mixing cream around until butter has formed. You can churn by hand or by a machine. “The earliest churns were goatskins or other…

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