I had to leave work early yesterday to be home when the water heater guy arrived. So I thought, what a perfect time to multitask, work from home and churn butter while thinking hard about numbers (or something).
I let it rest in the refrigerator for a few hours and tried again later last night. Still nothing buttery in that foamy fluid.
So now I have 1/2+ gallon of creamy stuff that I have no idea what to do with. I don't know what I did wrong, or what it is, exactly. Can I pretend nothing happened, put it back in with the milk I took it from and make cheese with it all together? Feed it to the chickens, the dogs? eat it? ... what??
This is so frustrating. With most stuff I've tried, I get a reasonable facsimile of what I was looking for, and I see that I can tweak this or that to get closer to what I want. This is a total failure. I have 2 more gallons of milk, but I hesitate to take the cream off and try again because I don't know what I did wrong.
Hmph. This is a good example of one of the skills that was lost in the ages of time that I wish our ancestors would have not lost. Here we are, a raft of people trying to learn all over again things that "we" (the universal we) used to know.
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