|This organic butter costs 4.29 at Trader Joe's.|
"Calories, Fat and Cholesterol
Ghee is a more concentrated source of fat than butter since the moisture and other milk solids are removed. One tablespoon of ghee has 13 g of fat and 117 calories versus butter, which has 11 g fat and 100 calories per tablespoon. Dr. Jay Glacer, in his book ''Body Renewal,'' suggests that ghee is rich in natural antioxidants, composed mainly of short chain fatty acids, and its cholesterol fraction resists oxidation. This is important since cholesterol becomes harmful when it is broken down or oxidized by free radicals that lead to clogged arteries and heart problems. The short chain fatty acids present in ghee are metabolized and used for energy immediately by the liver and resist being stored in the body as fat."
|Begin to melt on low heat|
|Keep skimming the butter and removing all the foam|
|I am holding a 1/2 C measuring cup, so pictured is about how much foam I could remove with a slotted spoon (about 1/4C perhaps?). This process so far took about 15-20 mins of melting, simmering & separating the butter|
|I did not have cheesecloth, so I used a coffee filter to strain the remaining butter|
|Can you see all the white parts in there? Straining those out|
|You can see them caught on the filter|
|We are left with pure ghee (which is only the butterfat). This is the yield from processing 1 lb of organic butter|
|Cooling down. Tip: Did you know the lids of parmesan cheese containers or coffee creamers fit on mason jars?|
EXPERIMENT #2. - Homemade Peanut Butter.
This made possible by my new food processor! LOVE it!!
|3.29 at Trader Joe's. Ingredients, Peanuts and salt|
|After about 20 seconds|
|at 7:02, done.|
|The yield of my evening adventures:-)|