Free Video: Easy Butter Molds

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Out of the mold

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In this video, I show you two easy ways for molding homemade cultured butter (or uncultured butter, for that matter) — one method doesn’t use a mold at all, and the second uses an antique butter mold.

This is a short excerpt from the cultured butter lesson of the Cultured Dairy and Basic Cheese eCourse. Making cultured butter is one of my favoritest things to do! :)

How do you mold your butter? Please share! Feel free to do so here or on the video page at YouTube.

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  1. Pam Groom says

    I have two small wooden German butter molds that make small circular butter pats which are good for a fancy tea time or for freezing and taking to a restaurant so I can have allergy-free butter! What I use for everyday butter is either my butter crock which keeps the butter underwater for freshness or my plastic soap mold which makes a small brick shape or I just wad it into a ball and chuck it into an antique glass refrigerator container. I often forget to salt my butter since my hands are so greasy and I’m eager to mold it up. Extra butter on my hands gets rubbed in as a free moisturizer for hands with the excess being washed or toweled off.

  2. Michelle says

    I have been looking for an antique butter mold, but no luck yet. So, for now I mostly just wrap it as you do in natural waxed paper. I have also used little (plastic) candy molds for fun little butter shapes. I smear the butter into the molds, freeze it briefly, and then pop them out and store them in a glass freezer container. My kids love these….my son is especially fond of the LEGO minifigure-shaped butter and my daughter loves the hearts and horses. When we have waffles, pancakes, or toast, I just pop a few of the butter shapes out of the freezer and put them on top. Fun times for my kids watching them melt!

  3. connie fletcher says

    Congrats, Wardee on your transition to You Tube. I think that’s great!! I used to have an old butter molding apparatus that I used for pottery, but would be very easy to make. You would cut a piece of wood in the shape of a paddle…maybe 7 inches tall by four or five inches wide. Using a carving tool, carve straight lines from the bottom of the paddle to the top of the paddle. You need two of these paddles. Chill your butter, take some butter and form a ball. Place the butter between the paddles and rotate the butter between the paddles. It make really pretty designs on the butter. I don’t know if I explained this very well. Sure hope that someone out there can translate for me if I didn’t.

  4. Barbara says

    I have been using the top of a butter dish. I just place a piece of parchment in the top, push the butter down into the dish and the use the end of the parchment to pull it out. Typically makes 1/4-1/2# stick. Relatively easy to cut for cooking or using at the table. I really do like the push up measuring cup idea, though! I think I will try that next week.

  5. says

    I would LOVE to have a butter mold, but since I don’t, I use the small 1 cup Pyrex food storage containers. I weigh them as I put the butter in, so I know it’s a half pound, and then freeze them, which makes it easy to get the butter out, by sticking a knife down the side. It just pops right out! I do love the push up measuring cup idea too though, and will have to try that, when I can afford to order me one! :)


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