Sweet Butter

Preparation info
  • Makes

    ½ to ⅔ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Is it worthwhile to make sweet butter? Yes—conditionally. If you can’t buy good sweet butter (and few outside of large cities can), and if you can get your hands on real heavy cream (not the ultrapasteurized variety), then the extremely quick and simple task of butter making is worth doing. Homemade butter will not be cheap, but it will be sweet and have a clean, fresh taste. And to our inflexible way of thinking, it is the only fit companion for your homemade breads.