Why Did My Homemade Butter Get Crumbly?

published Jul 7, 2014
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Q: I made The Kitchn’s homemade butter and I love the recipe, but my finished butter was crumbly. Do you know why? It was my first time, and I used a hand mixer for the majority of the mixing. I added some ice water, and the butter actually formed faster. Then I put it in my magic bullet and a few seconds later, butter.

I used a strainer to get as much liquid as I could out. Then I wrapped it in cling wrap and formed a stick of butter and it put in my fridge 3 hours later I took my butter out to taste and it’s crumbling everywhere. Where did I go wrong and how do I make it not crumble everywhere?

Sent by Caitlyn

Editor: Readers, any thoughts on this?