Sunday, January 03, 2021

RECIPES: Homemade Butter from Shannon Princess

Homemade Butter Recipe from
Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess
Olivia Gibbons, co-owner and chef of the popular Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess, shares one of her most popular recipes: barge-made country butter. Olivia makes both cow and goat butters on board. “We also add different flavours. Our homemade butters are served with our galley-made breads, scones and pastries and are also used to add flavours to meats and fish dishes” says Olivia.

  • 500 ml thick cream – from either cows or goats
  • 20 ml uncultured buttermilk
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • Optional flavours: lemon, chilli, roast garlic, herbs etc…
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rest at room temperature for 24 hours
  2. After 24 hours, chill the mixture for a couple of hours in a fridge. Once chilled, place the cream in a food blender and whip it vigorously until it splits
  3. Squeeze the buttermilk from the butter, and set it aside if you’re going to make the scones
  4. Place the butter on a piece of muslin or cloth for a few minutes to absorb any excess moisture
  5. Serve as is, or add whatever flavours you wish to make a herb, garlic or even a fruit butter!

About The Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

Shannon Princess Barging Cruises In Ireland

Shannon Princess

The Shannon Princess has been thoughtfully designed throughout. The barge's inviting interior makes a charming floating living space – a perfect "Home away from home" for guests to enjoy. The welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by Ruairi and Olivia’s love of antiquities, crafts, pottery and art with many works by established and local Irish artists.  Onboard the barge a friendly & relaxed mood has been created by carefully mixing casual informality with quality service.

The Shannon Princess provides accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 cabins which can be configured as double or twins, each with ensuite facilities. This barge is owner-operated with a total of five professional crew in attendance.You will be charmed with excellent but friendly service, gorgeous food & wines, and share in a slice of local life and knowledge.

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