Home Cooking Tips & Advice
to clarify butter
Have a recipe that
calls for clarified butter and you have no idea what that
is or how to do it? Fortunately, while it is a more advanced
cooking technique, it is not that difficult to do.
to make something cloudy clear. So what you are doing is taking
melted butter that looks cloudy and making it look clear.
To clarify butter,
first melt it in a saucepan or frying pan. As it is melting,
you need to use a spoon to skim off the foamy fat & whey
that floats on the top as it separates from the butter. Then,
once it is melted, you will strain the butter to remove the
heavier milk solids that sink to the bottom of the pan. In
the end, you are left with pure, very yellow butterfat.
Note, for anything
calling for clarified butter, you do need to use real butter.
Margarine won't work the same!