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December 04, 2009


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I'm impressed that you made your own butter. ;-)

And those cookies sure look nice with the red ribbon. I know they taste just as nice, too.


P.S. Where do I sign up to be a part of your quality assurance department?


OK, so many things to comment on here!

Love that you made your own butter. I REALLY MUST try that soon. I've been saying I'm going to for several years now. I hadn't even thought about the buttermilk situation. :)

Your cookies are adorable! I love them all festively wrapped up in a ribbon-bow. Wonderful photo.


I am jealous that you make your own butter. The cookies must taste great.


Profumo di mandorla, all the way over here can I smell it? ;-)

I remember watching my mother churning her own butter, in a wooden butter tub.

Lori Lynn @ Taste With The Eyes

When are you going to open your own creamery? Cheeses, and now butter, wow!
The nastro is darling!

Simona Carini

Ciao Paz. It is actually not a complicated procedure and it is fun. I'll pass on your resume to the department's head ;)

Lisa, I hope you give it a try. It is a fun project for a winter day and then, while you wait for the butter to rest, you can plan what to do with butter and buttermilk. Glad you like the beribboned cookies.

Ciao Ivy. You make you own yogurt and that is great. You may want to give a try to butter-making. It takes less time.

Ciao Merisi. That was the old way and actually I have never seen it done, I have only seen the tool, called zangola in Italian. The shake the jar method does not make a lot of butter at a time, but I like that you can follow the process closely and feel the cream change state. It's endlessly fascinating.

Hi Lori Lynn. For now this is all just a pastime. I admit though that I would love to spend some time in a creamery and learn some more. I have just made some cream cheese and will write about that soon.

susan from food blogga

You just made my day, Simona. Thank you for the sweet words and for the beautiful cookies. I love everything about them from the name to the ingredients to the prettily tied red ribbon. Buon Natale!


Simo, ma vorresti dirmi che fai il burro sbattendo a mano?? O_O sei davvero paziente, io vado di robot ;-) belli e buoni questi biscotti al latticello e burro morbido, perfetti per il tè, ma anche con il latte niente male.Buon solstizio, ciauzzzzzz! ora vado a curiosare da Susan....bacio!

Simona Carini

I am glad my little post made you smile, Susan.

Ciao Astro, si', faccio riposare la panna a temperatura ambiente per qualche ora e poi la shakero in un barattolo ben chiuso. Ci vogliono pochi minuti a fare il burro. Certo non ne faccio una grande quantita', ma mi diverto a vedere e sentire i cambiamenti. Pasticcini pucciati nel latte? Certamente!


They look delicious! A perfect little sweet treat.


Mi hai dato gli stimoli per produrre il burro in casa: questo tuo metodo mi sembra molto semplice e "naturale". Dopo le feste, voglio provare ...
Un buon burro cambia notevolmente l’esito delle ricette ;)

Simona Carini

Thanks, Foodycat. They are easy to make and a pleasure to eat.

Ciao Lenny. Le ricette che ho visto sono leggermente diverse nei dettagli: io ne ho provata solo una e visto che funziona, per ora continuo ad usarla. Usare il barattolo e' un metodo low-tech, ma molto soddisfacente.


Homemade butter and buttermilk...absolutely lovely! The combination of flours in your recipe add to the intrigue, too. We've definitely bookmarked this to try. Buon Natale! Happy Baking.


Thank you for your kind comments on my blog!
I am so happy to have met you and looking forward to continue reading your posts.
Buon Natale,


Simona, You are so talented, making your own butter and buttermilk? Your husband must be very happy. Your cookies must taste phenomenal!
I love your cookie photo with the ribbon, but that pretty ribbon wouldn't last too long around here! Buon Natale Simona!

Simona Carini

Thanks, Manju. Buon Natale to you as well.

Likewise, Merisi. Your photos are a daily treat.

Ciao Marie. My husband says he is very happy. I agree that the ribbon is very tempting. Buon Natale to you as well.


I so admire you for making your own butter.........everything turned out perfectly, all the way to the red ribbon!

Simona Carini

Ciao Jann. It's so much fun to make butter. And very relaxing.

green tea

This looks yummy and I will surely cook this for Christmas.I have all the ingredients for this recipe.Its easy to make.I hope all will like it.Thank you very much..

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