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Drea
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I've been making and using ghee for many years and I have never (before this morning) actually put plain ghee into my mouth. I had a disturbing incident with butter when I was a child and for years could not eat it. This morning, however, for some unknown reason, I put the spoon that had the remnants of ghee on it (from scooping it out of the jar), and stuck it in my mouth. One word...YUM! All these years, I didn't know what I was missing *lol*!


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I've been making and using ghee for many years and I have never (before this morning) actually put plain ghee into my mouth. One word...YUM! All these years, I didn't know what I was missing *lol*!


Ahhh, Drea, I was just going to post about this. I've been reading about how good it is to take for this and that, by itself. All I could think was  .  However, one day, after smelling that oh so yummy smell after making my last batch, I let some cool and had a tablespoonful. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I'm hooked!!! I'll be having some now and again, by itself. It is even good like that!!! Whew hew!!  



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I had about a third of a jar in the refrigerator.  It was relagated (?) to the furtherest regions of the top shelf.  I gave it the sniff test.  Didn't know at the time it had a long "shelf life" without manufactured ingredients to keep it "fresh".

Made the pumpkin seeds with it and they were delish!  There was a spoonful left in the dish and it was kind of stuck together because I kept it in the frig.  (Floridians keep almost everything that's edible in the refrigerator because when it's hot which is most of the year you can fry an egg on the hood of your car.

Well, I snacked on that little bit and then I started picking the remnants off the bottom of the dish with my nails.  When I couldn't get the few last pieces up I switched to scrapping them off with a spoon (don't want to break any nails, now.)

My next stop is WF and ghee and pumpkin seeds on are the list.  The stuff is great!!!!


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My next stop is WF and ghee and pumpkin seeds on are the list.  The stuff is great!!!!Joy


It is kinda addicting isn't it.    But Joy, do if you dare try making your own, it's so easy. Organic unsalted butter, baking dish, 350 oven, timer set at 55 min, go about your business until timer goes off, set it again for 5 minutes, keep an eye on ghee. It should be clear and the dairy gunk settled to the bottom. Let cool, skim anything off the top that might be there (can be used for flavoring in foods), strain, throw away the gunk the strainer caught, store in glass bowl (or container). Can leave on counter when the weather is cooler there. Just be sure to always, always, always use a clean utensil when dipping. Clean fingers too.  



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Question, has there been a consensus reached on using salted versus unsalted butter? The gheek wannabes want to know.
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The only difference I've seen is that with the salted butter, there is a little more sediment on the bottom.



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Just be sure to always, always, always use a clean utensil when dipping. Clean fingers too.


Clean and DRY...    (repeating the lessons I learnt here lately... with best results!)



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Quoted from outdoordrea
I had a disturbing incident with butter when I was a child and for years could not eat it. This morning, however, for some unknown reason, I put the spoon that had the remnants of ghee on it (from scooping it out of the jar), and stuck it in my mouth. One word...YUM! All these years, I didn't know what I was missing *lol*!


I just feel gratitude. Praise the Lord for giving us these good times and opportunities and for actually guiding us to free ourselves from the wrongs of the past and enjoy afresh the things which are good for us.



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Clean and DRY...    (repeating the lessons I learnt here lately... with best results!)


yes, dry also. thanks for adding that yael p.    'tis very 'portant as well.  



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I truly admire anyone who makes ghee, Italy, and from what I'm reading quite a few of you do. I'm putting it on my "to-do" list but right now I'm getting it at the HFS.  I'll see how long this jar lasts.  It's probably cheaper to make also once you have the ingredients.

Gee, ghee is great!


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Gee, ghee is great!Joy


Yes, it is. My dog, Rosco, even loves it. When my bowl is empty, I let him give it one final 'clean up'.  Oh, that would be before it's run thru the dishwasher.  And lemme tell ya, if ya didn't know better, you'd think the bowl was clean, it's so spotless. NO ghee left anywhere in sight.   Smart puppy. Told the DH I think he's blood type A () because he doesn't do well on beef and he won't eat green peppers.  




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Italy,

Sounds like he is "A" smart puppy, indeed.......



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Italy,Sounds like he is "A" smart puppy, indeed.......Joy


yes, yes, in the ghee arena he cewtainly is. Otherwise, well,   .  Not enough training time as a puppy, but I love him just the same. He can make me smile no matter how blue I feel. Man's best friend, yes indeed.  
I know the DH was rolling his eyes inside when I said that, but like a good hubby, he kept it to himself. .

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I just feel gratitude. Praise the Lord for giving us these good times and opportunities and for actually guiding us to free ourselves from the wrongs of the past and enjoy afresh the things which are good for us.


yael, I am in total agreement here. And it extends way beyond BTD, as I suspect you might have meant.




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I know this thread has had quite a run but just had to say I made my first ghee today!  Was roasting a couple of chickens and thought why not pop the butter in too.  When someone said it was incredibly easy I thought, well it will be when you know what you're doing but certainly doing it in the oven really was so so simple - don't put it off any longer!
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congratulations on having had the courage to just DO IT!!! lol


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I know this thread has had quite a run but just had to say I made my first ghee today!    When someone said it was incredibly easy I thought, well it will be when you know what you're doing but certainly doing it in the oven really was so so simple - don't put it off any longer!


rustyc, congrats! on your first batch of ghee. It IS so easy isn't it. The oven method is soooooo easy that's why it is my choice and why I keep blabbin' about it. .  Just hope you really enjoy it. It is even good first thing in the morning by itself.  Just melt a tablespoon or 2 and let it cool (but still liquid). Gulp it down. Sooooo good. Never thought I could do that either.  



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I bought Ghee on the weekend and it tastes awful ... like fat, not at all the taste of butter that I was expecting.  Are my expectations out of whack?  I spread it on a slice of manna bread and yuk!  Figure I'll use it up sauteeing onions of some such thing.


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homemade ghee is delicious!
I ve never bought ghee........


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I bought Ghee on the weekend and it tastes awful ... like fat, not at all the taste of butter that I was expecting.  Are my expectations out of whack?  I spread it on a slice of manna bread and yuk!  Figure I'll use it up sauteeing onions of some such thing.


Sorry for the bad experience w/ the ghee.     Even the store bought tasted okay to me, but making it yourself, well..........no comparison. And Colleen, did the ghee melt when you spread it. I think it tastes much better if it's melty.  



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No, it didn't melt, it stayed sort of solid like butter but a slightly different consistency.


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No, it didn't melt, it stayed sort of solid like butter but a slightly different consistency.


I imagine it might be a little ucky tasting in that state. Try using it in a melted version, I think you might like it then. Hopefully anyway.  



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Colleen,

Yea, store bought ghee is an acquired taste, at first.  My first experience was it looks like lard, doesn't spread well at all, and tastes fatty (without the creamy taste that butter has).

As Italy suggested try it melted.  Actually, it tastes great when I make pumpkin seeds with it and some sea salt (if this is compliant for you).  It's baked in the oven and that seems to enhance the flavor, at least for me.

Hope you can give it another try.  I still haven't tried my hand at making it.


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Storing it at room temperature may also make it more user-friendly!  

(But make your own, before giving up on it!)



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Actually, it tastes great when I make pumpkin seeds with it and some sea salt (if this is compliant for you).  It's baked in the oven and that seems to enhance the flavor, at least for me.


I second this!  



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