Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Canning Butter?? Yep !!

Yes you can can butter. I found this over at Green Apple Orchard and wanted to give it a try. Really Liv did all the work, I just took the pictures. We found Land of Lakes butter on sale today and bought 10 lbs. to can. This way it dosen't take up room in the fridge or freezer and it will keep for 3 to 5 years in a dark cool area. Hop on over to Green Apple Orchard and read the entire process.

5 lbs. being melted

Now ready for the jars.

A nice easy food storage project


Cath said...

Hey there
Looks pretty simple...what is the texture of it after it has set in the mason jars? Have you ever eaten canned butter? Does it have the same properties afterwards? Does it have the same taste? Do you use the same amt called for in a recipe or do you have to adjust that?
Wow pretty nosey first thing in the morning, eh? lol

Anonymous said...

Hey! I just canned butter on Tuesday for the first time! (I found a link to this article somewhere.) It turned out great! I was a bit worried that it wouldn't harden correctly, but it did! I was SO excited! BTW, I saw that you commented on someone's post on the homemade water purifier (It was one of the articles I copied after you recommended we copy necessary articles!). Did you make it yet? How'd it go? Just wondering. I haven't yet. Gen--IL Homesteader

warren said...

Taking pictures is one of the most difficult and important part of any such endeavour. I am glad you toughed it out!

The Scavenger said...

Cath, The butter is nice and smooth after is hardens a bit. Yes we have had canned butter before, everything is the same, it is just eaiser to store and it stays soft. Not really a recipe per say, just a pound of butter makes a little more than a pint. We used pints and half pints for ours.

Gen, good for you, can everything you can if ya know what I mean. We are gonna need it. I almost forgot about the water filter project. I think I have all the needed parts to get it ready. I'll try to do that and let ya know how it works.

Warren, so true, it was tough for sure. But I hung in there and seen the project to the end. lol We are making those pumpkin cupcakes that you posted about. Smells good.

Thanks for the comments as always.


Marie said...

Ok, that. is. cool. Thanks for the link, I am going to have to try that, seeing as how there is no pressure cooker involved (still working on my aversion to that...:) I know I would appreciate having butter in storage--great info.

Ron said...

That's cool, Chris. We always stock up when staples go on sale... now we can do so with the butter too.


Amy - "Twelve Acres" said...

OK Chris, you're hired! I need you to come over and give me a personal lesson on how to can. I have some sort of a mental block with canning. Grandma did it, why don't I? Perhaps I'm just intimidated. I'm sure eventually I'll get into it, it's just a matter of time.

The Scavenger said...

Marie, give this one a try, I know you can do it. Butter is always nice to have around. Find it on sale ofcourse and stock up.

Ron, this is a great, easy food storage project that anyone can do.

Amy, Please try this project. I know it will give you the confidence to get into canning. If you can't do this one, give all your jars away and never think of canning again. LOL !!! Nice easy canning project that you can take your time with and enjoy. If you have any question please let me know, gald to help in any way.

Thanks to all of my good friends,


Rebecca Hoffman said...

I'm just getting started on my food storage and I'm finding such great resources such as your site! Thanks! My question is - once melted and canned...where do you store the butter. Right now we're renting a house with a huge basement perfect and cool for food storage. But this is only temporary. In our next house, we may not have a basement...then where should I store the butter? Also, do you need a canning machine...or are the mason jars themselves just fine?

The Scavenger said...

Rebecca, I am so pleased that you have found some useful infomation here, that motivates me to post more. Once canned we store our butter in a guest bedroom closet, it's nice and cool and dark which is really all you need. You don't need a canner for this project. Just boil your jars and make sure they are hot when you our the butter in and the lids will seal themselves. Thanks for you question. Please come back often.