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Dewdrop
Monday, March 19, 2007, 1:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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The last couple of times that I have made ghee it has turned out grainy in texture. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Has anyone else had this happen? It still tastes good but it would be nice to not have that texture.
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it's just due to the brand of butter you're using it seems..........no big deal......... those who make ghee seem to run across this now and again. May I ask what temp you are using - are you doing the oven or stove top method?  



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ahhhh, did not even think about the brand of butter being the problem. I am using the oven method, at 325.
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up your oven temp to 350...........that made a difference in how mine turned out, it seemed. worth a try anyway     bottom line tho, it's still okay and good to use even if it is grainy  



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Yes, Dewdrop as italybound says...it depends on the brand.  I use an organic unsalted and it still comes out a little grainy and I keep using it.   And...upping the temp to 350 F works better...keep an eye...the darker the more burnt taste.   I like just a little little past golden, but not much.   And...lid off works much better. IMHO.

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And...upping the temp to 350 F works better...keep an eye...the darker the more burnt taste.   I like just a little little past golden, but not much.   And...lid off works much better. IMHO.


If you don't let it 'cook' too much past golden, just a little tan, it won't taste burnt. Re: the lid off, if you're going to do that be sure to use a DEEP pan or put something under the container to catch the splatter. Mine sometimes 'gets out' even w/ the lid on.  



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If you don't let it 'cook' too much past golden, just a little tan, it won't taste burnt. Re: the lid off, if you're going to do that be sure to use a DEEP pan or put something under the container to catch the splatter. Mine sometimes 'gets out' even w/ the lid on.  


Yes, yes, yes.  And another yes to the deep pan.  I have a very large white 'Corning' roaster that I use all of the time.  I usually do 3-4 lbs. at a time.  Takes a little bit longer, but then I don't need to do it as often.

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I've been making ghee on the stove top since moving to a house with an electric stove. My ghee has been grainy for the last few batches even though I've been using the same butter for months: Organic Valley Cultured Sweet Butter. I love the flavor and the price is right. When it melts, I don't notice the grainy-ness; only when I take a spoonful in the morning.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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3 or 4 pounds of ghee at the time? There must be a hord of BTDers at Casa Debra!
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3 or 4 pounds of ghee at the time? There must be a hord of BTDers at Casa Debra!


Oh how I wish gulfcoastguy...no...just me...the others do eat abit of it since there is no butter or margarine in the house.  Not much though.   Lasts a long time on the shelf.  And...I have always cooked in big amounts.  Saves cooking other days.  Why dirty all those dishes for just a little bit.

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When it melts, I don't notice the grainy-ness; only when I take a spoonful in the morning.


Drea, dont you melt your ghee in the mornings?    I really couldnt stand it any other way?  




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Drea, dont you melt your ghee in the mornings?    I really couldnt stand it any other way?  


Nope; I eat it the way it comes out of the jar and it's fine.


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Nope; I eat it the way it comes out of the jar and it's fine.


you def have a stronger stomach than I.  I'm a sissy,     I have to melt mine........pretend it's candy...........nahhhhhh,no pretending to it.   Love it like it is.  



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We go through a pound of ghee every 8 days at my house, just my daughter and myself!  
Maybe it's time to start making a bathtub of it like Debra does!    



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Four pounds will make enough for four glass containers (dollar store) with plastic lids and that will last me about a month.  Sometimes less...sometimes more.  

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Four pounds will make enough for four glass containers (dollar store) with plastic lids and that will last me about a month.  Sometimes less...sometimes more.   Debra


Guess this is really a good idea. Only have to make it once and lasts a long time. Do you use canning jars or something else debra?  



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I use the *glass jars that peanut or tahini butter come in. They are 16 ounces and have metal screw top lids. I save the jar every time I finish the contents, so have several. They are nice to have extras of for when I give ghee away.


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thanks Drea  



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