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Drawn Butter

Drawn Butter
Very interesting Article on drawn butter which is also known as 'Ghee'. Read and learn how to prepare drawn butter. Making drawn butter at home is really simple and easy. Drawn butter has a good shelf life keep in the pantry for a long time.
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  • Drawn butter or clarified butter is called “Ghee” in Middle East and Asia. Drawn butter is used differently in different parts of the world. Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine use it in every other meal in place of cooking oil for a richer flavor and aroma.  Europeans like to flavor it and serve it with seafood, vegetables and other meals. Drawn butter has a long shelf life and high smoke level. If you want a buttery taste in your meal that requires prolong cooking, then drawn butter will be the perfect choice for you. Drawn butter has a rich buttery taste and aroma, and high smoke level which prevents it from burning while cooking on high flame and gives your food a rich buttery taste and aroma.

  • Making drawn butter at home is really simple and easy. All it requires is unsalted pure butter, a large saucepan, a strainer, cheesecloth, jars to store drawn butter and some patience.

  • Making Drawn Butter

  • Here are easy to follow basic steps to guide you on making drawn butter at home.

  • Step 1: Heat unsalted pure butter in a large saucepan over very low heat. The butter’s water content will start to surface in the form of foam and milk solids will separate stick to bottom of the pan.  Keep heating the butter till foam has stopped erupting.

  • Step 2: Now place a strainer over a jug and line the strainer with cheese cloth. Pour the drawn butter in the jug through the lined strainer. Clear drawn will be collected in the jug and milk solids will be caught in cheesecloth.

  • Step 3: Pour the strained drawn butter in sterilized jars with a tight lid. Drawn butter has a good shelf life and will keep in the pantry for a long time. The drawn butter will set again when it will come down to room temperature.

  • NOTE:

  • a. You can collect the erupting foam in a separate bowl. It will make a delicious topping for popcorns, pilaf and baked vegetables etc.

  • b. If you will keep on heating the butter after foam has stopped erupting, the milk solids will start to burn and the drawn butter will turn slightly deeper in color. This will give the drawn butter a nutty taste and aroma.

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  1. We use this Butter Ghee almost daily. Our sweets, called Halva has it as a basic cookingmedium. In general this product is known as Clarified Butter.

    on May 17 2013 3:58AM Report Abuse QUAIDRS@HOTMAIL.COM

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