Christmas Gifts: Flavoured Ghee

Ghee has wonderful health benefits and the slightly sweet, nutty flavour is a great addition to recipes. Since becoming healthier myself, I gain a great deal of pleasure in sharing delicious recipes and knowledge with family and friends; gifting flavoured ghees kills two birds with one stone! Not only are you giving something tasty to enhance meals, you are also spreading the message that high-quality, nutritional fat is an important part of the diet.


How to make ghee

Ingredients:

  • 4 packs of 250g grass-fed unsalted butter, I use Kerrygold. This makes 5 jars worth of ghee, see photograph.

Utensils:

  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 fine cheesecloth
  • 5 glass jars
  • Jug
  • Wooden spoon

Method:

  1. Chop the butter into cubes and place into a large saucepan.
  2. Turn on the hob to the lowest setting.
  3. Allow the ghee to melt and simmer gently.
  4. The ghee will separate and a white foam will form on top. It is not necessary to scrape this off.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. After a minimum of half an hour, the milk solids will start to sink to the bottom of the pan and the butter will start to clear, leaving ghee.
  7. Once the milk solids start to brown and the liquid is clear, the ghee is ready.
  8. Strain through a very fine cheesecloth into a pouring jug and then transfer to jars. Please take care as the ghee will be very hot.
  9. Place into the fridge to cool. Any flavours need to be added when the ghee is half-set otherwise they will sink to the bottom. I like to gently stir the ghee regularly whilst it’s setting to ensure the flavours are evenly distributed.
  10. Keep in cool cupboard or fridge as ghee is softer than butter at room temperature.

Ginger and rosemary

I love this versatile flavour combination; it works well with steak, vegetables or blended in a mug of bone broth.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh ginger juice. (Grate two large thumb-sized pieces of fresh ginger and use a spoon to squeeze the juice through a sieve.)
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely ground fresh rosemary

Vanilla

I use vanilla ghee in my Bulletproof Coffee every morning. Give vanilla ghee as a gift and show the recipient how to make Bulletproof Coffee to completely transform their mornings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon VanillaMax, or any other high-quality ground vanilla

Lemon and thyme

This is delicious with fish, chicken or blended in tea.

Ingredients:

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • A few sprigs of fresh lemon thyme / thyme

 

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