Recipes | March 13, 2024

Traditional Barge-Made Country Butter Recipe

On board Shannon Princess we make sheep, cow and goat butters. Our homemade butters are served with our galley made breads, scones and pastries. Flavoured butters may be added to meats and fish dishes. Enjoy our country butter recipe.


  • 500mls of thick cream – cow, sheep or goat.
  • 20ml of uncultured buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of flaked sea salt.
  • Optional flavours lemon, chilli, roast garlic, herbs etc.


1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and leave at room temperature for 24 hours. Cover with a clean tea towel.

2. Then chill for a couple of hours in a fridge. When it is well chilled, place the cream in a Kentwood chef or Thermomix and whip it vigorously until it splits. Squeeze the butter milk from the butter.

3. Keep the buttermilk to make scones.

4. Place the butter on a piece of muslin or cloth for a few minutes to absorb any excess moisture.

5. Serve with what ever flavour you wish to make herb butter, fruit butter or garlic.

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