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Mayflowers
Monday, May 25, 2009, 1:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I burned my ghee this morning..   I hate when I do that. I do it the way I usually do it..on stovetop..I was even watching it..Now I have to start over.  
I think it's the butter..
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I usually like mine on the 'burnt solids' side!
the oil still has a nice strong honey color, right?


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I was wondering if it was safe to eat that way? Could it be cancer causing being burnt?
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You could use a double boiler for the first stage. Then it's up to you to either strain it or put it on a water bed and cool it overnight. Ghee will solidify a bit like olive oil but not into as hard as butter and float on top. I like the latter method as it's very tidy but I guess it's hardly orthodox. Salt free is the best kind of butter for this I think because salt will burn and turn ugly.


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The end part of making ghee requires constant watching.  The ghee becomes very quiet when it is done.  

The amount of water and milk solids in butter varies.

I think now is the best time to make ghee because the cows are eating new spring grasses.  

I've made batches of burnt ghee that weren't very burnt, so I've used it.  Other times I've had to toss it because it was clearly burnt.  

I haven't burned any in a long time, so there is hope!  Also, it costs me about half the cost of commercially available ghee, so even if I burn a batch here and there, I'm still ahead!
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Especially Warriors should avoid any charred food because they will turn those overheated proteins into carcinogenic stuff. I guess Explorers just store the toxins and get a headache.


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I've burnt mine twice since I started making it...once I could use it as it wasn't too bad.  Had a nice taste actually and the other time I could not use it at all...I have a new stove now and it is much better at keeping a good temp.  I find it much easier to use the oven method and the timer.

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Sorry you burnt your ghee Mayflowers, but as asked, is it really burnt or just dark. I like mine dark. Learned that quite by accident, as I thought I'd burnt mine once also. Turned out it was just darker and yummier. Hope that'll be the case for you too.  
But.........if it were truly burnt, I'd pitch it. Sadly, I've had a few of those incidents.




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I agree with Proto and Vicki.  I would not eat it if it is clearly burnt (black sediment).

Occasionally, I will let mine go too long and it is dark brown.  I'll use it, but don't like to.  I think different brands of butter take different times to complete the ghee process.  Also, if it's salted, it may burn more quickly.  



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so what's the final word on your ghee?          hope it is okay to use.        just made 2 lbs today. I'd been out for a while.        since Hunters can have butter, I got lazy.      Can't wait to have some tomorrow.  I'll think of ya when I do    



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I like my a little burnt also.  I like the taste.  Hopefully yours is not too burnt and it can be used.

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