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Make Butter at Home


Helping churn butter is a favorite hands-on activity at Sauder Village. In today’s History Bound video you will learn how to make butter in your very own kitchen! All you need is heavy whipping cream, salt, a clean marble and Mason jar with a lid. When you’re done making butter you can use the buttermilk to make some homemade biscuits!

Buttermilk Biscuits (from a recipe used at Sauder Village)
2 cups flour
¾ teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons butter
4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup buttermilk, plus a little extra

Mix dry ingredients together and cut in butter like mixing pie dough. Gradually stir in the 2/3 cup of buttermilk. Do not over mix. If the dough pulls together into a soft dough, you have enough liquid. If not, add just a little buttermilk (no more than 1-2 teaspoons) and mix gently just to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured board and knead gently 6-10 times. Roll out ½ inch thick and cut into biscuits. Bake at 425 degrees until light golden brown (about 15 minutes, depending on size).

Click here for a printable recipe: Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe


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