Clarified butter, also called drawn butter, enhances the flavor of several recipes in this book, especially sweets. You can store it for months in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you clarify butter, you are separating the dairy solids and moisture from the butter fat, yielding a lighter flavor and butter that has a higher smoke point.
For the Clarified Butter
2poundsunsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
You can prepare this up to 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.