Ghee is an amazing healthy fat. It contains vitamins A, D, E & K. It is also a rich source of butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid that is helpful in reducing inflammation within the digestive tract. It also contains CLA an essential fatty acid that can contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system, improved immunity and weight loss. Ghee is made by heating butter at a low temperature to separate the dairy components eliminating the proteins (casein and whey) and the milk solids (which includes lactose). What’s left is a golden delicious liquid also known as clarified butter. The health benefits of Ghee range from weight loss, gut healing to greater overall health.
2-4 Blocks of grass feed/organic butter roughly chopped. (Depending on how much you want to make)
Large oven-proof dish
One 1L glass jar or Two 500ml jars
Nut milk bag or Muslin Cloth
Preheat oven to 150C.
Place chopped butter into a large baking dish. Place the tray into the oven. Cook for about 45mins and then check to see if milk solids are raising to the top. Cook for another 30-45mins. The milk solids should now be settled towards the bottom with a brownish layer on the top.
Take out the dish and let cool for about 10mins. Once cooled, fold the muslin cloth over itself a few times to make a thick sheet. Place cloth over the opening of the jar and let the cloth sag a little into the jar and secure in place with a rubber band. Pour the cooled Ghee through the cloth so that it strains the lumpy particles out and you are left with a beautiful golden liquid remaining in your jar.
You can use the brown milky remains in almond cookies or brownies if you like for that buttery taste or discard into the bin.
Below you can see the separation process of Ghee in the first image, followed by the final product in the second.
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