Clarified Butter

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Method

Melt 225 g butter gently in a saucepan or in the oven. Allow it to stand for a few minutes, then spoon the crusty white layer of salt particles off the top of the melted butter. Underneath this crust there is clear liquid – the clarified butter. The milky liquid at the bottom can be discarded or used in a béchamel sauce.

Clarified butter is excellent for cooking because it can withstand a higher temperature when the salt particles and milk are removed. It will keep covered in a refrigerator for several weeks.