Saturday, January 14, 2012


Yesterday, I came across a recipe for 9 grain bread! It was by far the best bread I've ever tasted and so very easy to make. However, you'll have to come back another day for the's post is about butter, because you can't have warm bread without butter!

Pour 2 cups of heavy cream into your mixer and a couple pinches of salt (optional). Set on med-high speed.

About 5 or so minutes into mixing, you'll hit the whipped cream stage...just add a tablespoon or 2 of powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla. Not today though, we have to keep mixing because that bread is about ready to come out of the oven!

Almost there! You can see that it's starting to change color and separate a little. Keep mixing!

You'll know when it's finished when all the butter collects on the whip and buttermilk is left in the bowl.

Pull your butter off the whip and run it under very cold water. You'll want to work the butter and squeeze as much buttermilk out of it as you can.

You can put it in a dish, roll it in a ball, or make it any shape you'd like. I personally use an old mold that was given to me by a very sweet and generous lady I go to church with. I hunted for a mold for months and you'd be shocked how much they sell for!

Don't throw that buttermilk out! Save it for some pancakes or salad dressing!

Here's my butter with that OH SOOOO YUMMY 9 grain bread! There aren't words!


  1. Your bread looks great! And that butter! Homemade butter is on my list but I haven't tried it yet. I'm shooting you an email!

  2. Oh my word Melissa! I want that mold! And I'm going to try that bread. It looks heavenly. We love "grainy" bread. :o)

  3. Beautiful! I have been looking for a good butter recipe. Thank you! And thanks for linking up with the "Made From Scratch" Blog hop. Hope to see more great homemade ideas every Saturday.
    "The Way Grandmama Does it"

    PS. I just noticed your "Grace to You" button and got so excited! I have followed Dr. MacArthur for years and praise God for his expository preaching. I have many of his books too!