Surprisingly, Ghee is very easy to make, it’s also really relaxing and creates a beautiful aroma of buttery popcorn in the kitchen.
You will need:
· 2-4 250g blocks of unsalted organic butter
· 1 cheese-cloth
· 1 sieve ladle
· 1 saucepan
Place butter in the saucepan uncovered and heat on medium for around 12 minutes or until it begins to smell like buttery popcorn. If you are using a really heavy saucepan you may need longer. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool for a few minutes. Use your ladle to skim off any white foam. Strain the liquid through your cheesecloth into a glass jar, discarding the curds from the bottom of the saucepan. When the ghee has cooled in the jar cover and store. (I keep mine in the fridge but this is not necessary, as it doesn’t go off.)
Ayurveda has long proclaimed the extraordinary benefits of ghee, and just to name just a few:
· Ghee has magical healing properties, enhancing the nutritional elements of food.
· Ghee contains butyric acid, a fatty acid with both antiviral and anti cancer properties.
· Ghee is good for the joints.
· Ghee has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to transport herbs and spices to the cells of the body.
· Ghee is good for the brain and memory.
· Ghee aids digestion.
· Ghee promotes the healing of wounds.
· Ghee tastes delicious, enriching the flavour of anything you make!
Now, please excuse me now while I go and enjoy some fat!