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sitka
Thursday, February 22, 2007, 7:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi Everyone.
  I am not new to BTD on and off. Now I am ready to be on forever. My question is that a few days ago I read a recipe for making ghee in the oven. I can't remember who wrote it but I sure would like to have the recipe. I tried searching for it but nothing came up. Thanks sitka
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Alia Vo
Thursday, February 22, 2007, 7:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome to the forum, sitka.

I believe the answer to your query can be found in the following thread:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=btdlf1,m=1100446907

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I just made ghee for the first time last night and it was very easy.  I can't believe I waited this long to finally make it though.  I just put 2 sticks of unsalted butter in the oven in a covered dish on 325 and let it sit in there for about an hour.  Then strained it into a container.  Now I just have to remember not to re-use utensils in it so it will keep good for a while.  Smelled sooo good too - kind of like carmel - I will have to get used to the taste though as it's a bit different and slightly grainy - but I read about that ahead of time and was prepared for that.  I almost thought I'd burnt it when I first took it out but I think it's just fine after I got it strained.  


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I use a pound of butter at a time, which yields about a pint of Ghee, but mine is never around long enough to go bad...  I still use a clean utensil each time, though.


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congratulations!


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Thursday, February 22, 2007, 9:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Sometimes when I make mine, it turns out grainy and other times it is not...I don't know what I am doing to make it that way. Any help would be appriciated.
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it might be the butter.....
varies from batch to batch.....


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Quoted from ABJoe
I use a pound of butter at a time, which yields about a pint of Ghee, but mine is never around long enough to go bad...  I still use a clean utensil each time, though.


What he said!  


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Can you make ghee from salted butter and if so does it affect the taste?


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Yes, and yes.


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sitka
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Thanks everyone, that is the one I was looking for. I will now have to get some butter. I have some in the freezer but I think it would be better to use the fresh.
Has anyone used the  frozen butter? I am afraid it will have the freezer taste to it.
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let it thaw in the fridge first..........then proceed with the method.......
next time you need to make ghee, you can buy fresh unfrozen butter.
but use the one you have for your first batch......


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Friday, February 23, 2007, 2:16am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Will do thanks Lola
 

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I have used frozen butter to make ghee many times.


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My butter is usually frozen when I put it in the pan...  It does just fine!


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mine isn t......good to know frozen has worked for you two.....


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I've used frozen butter, fresh butter, salted butter, unsalted butter, organic butter, non-organic butter, and organic cultured butter. They all work. Sometimes the HFS will have a sale on the organic cultured butter and I will stock up, freezing what I don't use right away. Cultured butter tastes the best to me as ghee.


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Cultured butter tastes best to me, also.  But they all work.

One of the biggest differences is the amount of time they each take before they are "done".  If you aren't familiar with a particular type/brand of butter, watch it closely so it doesn't burn.



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warm welcome to BTD and the forum sitka!!

I found when I did my ghee on 325, it didn't turn out as nice. I use a 350 oven for one hour for one pound of butter. After the one hour, I usually let it 'cook' at least 5 or 10 min longer as I like mine a little darker, but I check it every 5 min.

mhameline, I felt just like you after I made my first batch - why'd I wait so long!! It's so good and so easy.



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The organic Straus cultured butter that I am currently using, turns into ghee fastest of all the butters I have used.  And because it has less water content, I lose very little in volume, so it gives the most ghee.  The last batch I made took me only about 15 minutes.  I use the stovetop method, simmering the butter until the sediment on the bottom turns golden brown and the sound gets very quiet.



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I'm making some as we speak....its been on low on top of stove for over an hour...really low....just checked it....oops..its pretty golden/amber.....I guess thats alright...just strained it into a jar. what a color, brownish gold.
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sitka
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Thank you italybound, I have learned so much by just coming here reading. I am sure I will do much better if I participate in the discussions. It will keep me on track.


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I think it does help with motivation to realize that you are not the only person doing anything specific to help yourself...  I was on another forum last summer where several people gave up smoking as a group, whereas they hadn't been able to do it on their own...  It doesn't look like so big a task if you have someone to share the ups and downs with...  


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Thank you italybound, I have learned so much by just coming here reading. I am sure I will do much better if I participate in the discussions. It will keep me on track.   sitka


sitka, I really agree w/ you. there is so much to learn here and it does help to keep me on track when I'm reading and participating. As ABJoe 'says'...........there is strength in numbers.       Again, welcome and we look forward to seeing you around!!  



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