Having been a vegetarian for 30 years, I used to flippantly joke that “when I grow up, I’ll become vegan…”. Well, jokes on me! I watched a documentary “What the Health” two months ago…the film credits started rolling and I declared, “That’s it! I won’t be buying any more dairy!” And I haven’t.
While this blog is not about the pros and cons of going vegan, it is about creating an alternative. I had already experimented with making oat milk, so I continue to do that. It was the butter I missed. Being able to smear butter on hot toast and watch it melt……oh, the small joys in life!
I knew coconut oil would have to be my base…….
One day, I just decided to make some vegan butter….a spark of inspiration and in no time, I had created my piece d’ resistance…..vegan butter! We loved it! Visitors to our home (not vegan) gave it the thumbs up. Trouble was, I couldn’t remember how I’d created it in the first place!
Pour blended ingredients into suitable container for storing in fridge.Vutter, golden goodness!
So once it was finished, I picked up the courage to make more, BUT this time, I wrote it down, so I will never forget! And we decided on calling it vutter (vegan butter) so there is no mistaking it has nothing to do with dairy at all!
- 1/2 cup sesame or sunflower seeds, ground in coffee grinder
1/4 tspn turmeric powder
1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil (or similar)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for a few minutes. The turmeric is not only for colour but also has healthful properties. Pour and scrape into a container and place in fridge to set.
My coffee grinder does a great job at grinding my sesame seeds.
Vutter can be used directly from the fridge or left on the counter for 10 minutes before use, to become a bit softer and easier to spread. Simply divine, AND healthy too! You don’t even have to be vegan to make and enjoy Vutter…….go ahead and try it for yourself and feel free to comment…….
Now for some home made plum jam…..yum!