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Tuesday, 24th March 2020
Butter is an essential ingredient of Alpine cooking tradition, and it tends to be particularly good in places like Cortina, where cows still spend the summer on high-mountain pastures.
Not many know it is actually possible to make butter home, and it is a fun activity to try with kids. It is very simple and doesn’t require any complicated procedures or ingredients…just some patience and strong arms!
1 plastic bottle
Enough cream to fill 1/3 of the bottle (make sure the cream has a high fat content, better if > 30%)
Fill the bottle with the cream and seal it tightly. Shake the bottle for at least 10 minutes, until the cream divides into a harder mass a whitish liquid. Cut open the bottle to take out the hard part: that’s our butter! The remaining liquid is called buttermilk and can be used for some recipes (including pancakes!).
Drain the butter from the remaining buttermilk using your hands or two wooden spoons and shape your butter into a little pat. You can store it in the fridge for not more than a few days, wrapped in aluminium foil.
Tip – you can salt your butter or flavour it with mountain herbs. Why not try cumin butter?
Saturday 21st March at 2pm Italian time on RAI 1
Linea Bianca is Italy’s leading TV programme about everything related to the mountains: winter sports, traditional food, mountain life, nature, history and much more. A whole episode was shot in Cortina, focussing on the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites and the Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites, thanks to the cooperation of Linea Bianca with Cortina Marketing and DMO Dolomiti. The episode will air on 21st March on Italy’s premier TV channel RAI 1.
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