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Rodney Bankens Common sense
I use unsalted butter to clarify. 11 pounds of butter will fill about 12-pint jars. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place cleaned pint size jars in oven on a heavy-duty-baking pan for 20 minutes or longer. One pound of butter more than fills one-pint jar. While jars are in oven, melt butter in a stockpot slowly until it comes to a slow boil.
While you are heating the butter prepare the pressure canner on the stove. Place the lids in a small saucepot and bring to a slight simmer, leaving the lids in simmering water until needed.
Stir the butter well, being sure to get bottom of the pot often to keep the butter from scorching. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 5 minutes. With sterilized spoon, take white foam off top of clarified butter, set aside to use later if you choose.
Using cheesecloth or a separating filter pour melted clarified butter carefully into another sterilized pot. After filtering pour the clarified butter into hot sterilized jars through a canning jar funnel. Leave ¾-1” of headspace in the jar. Carefully wipe off the top of the jars. Then get a hot lid from the simmering water, add the lid and ring, and secure each gently.
Place each jar into Pressure Canner on the stove burner. When all jars are in the Pressure Canner place the lid on the Canner. Turn the heat to high. After the air vent begins to put forth steam, cover vent with 5-pound pressure weight. Start the timer and time the canning process for 60 minutes.
When processing time is complete turn burner off under canning pot. Let the Pressure Canner cool down. It will take a while. After the pressure goes down, open the lid on the canner slowly. As soon as the lid is removed, you will start to hear pings. This means the jars of clarified butter are sealing.
Let the jars of clarified butter has cooled down, if you have a jar that does not seal place it in the refrigerator and use it first. Store clarified butter in a cool place with other home canning products.
Let me make it perfectly clear that canning butter has not been proven to be safe by the USDA. You should research canning butter before beginning this adventure.
After the Clarified Butter, has been in storage for a while check these things: Is it still sealed? Does it have mold on it inside or out? Does it look odd in any way? Does it have an off odor, if it is not sealed or any of the above occurs toss the contents? People have been canning butter for many years.
BENEFITS OF GHEE
Ghee has a host of health and cooking benefits. Ghee is beneficial for both the body and mind. A simple process of boiling butter and then removing the butterfat, and milk solids leaving behind the protein makes ghee. This is known as clarified butter. Ghee can provide your body with higher concentrations of essential nutrients that are not available in butter.
Health Benefits of Ghee
Here is a list of some important health benefits obtained by consuming ghee.
High Smoke point: Since it cooks at a higher point than almost any other oil, the advantage is that it will not break into free radicals like that in other oils. Free radicals can potentially be harmful to health, and when oils reach beyond their smoking point, it can be hazardous to a person’s respiratory system. Ghee also has a higher smoke point than butter.
Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease: Ghee is rich in conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, a fatty acid known to be protective against carcinogens, artery plague and diabetes. Because of this, researchers say ghee can be used to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Weight Loss: When ghee is derived from grass-fed cows, the butter contains cancer-fighting fatty acid that aids in weight loss.
Better Digestion: Ghee is rich in butyric acid. Beneficial intestinal bacteria convert fiber into butyric acid and then use that for energy and intestinal wall support.
Lowers Cholesterol: Ghee is high in palmitic acid, which is artery clogging. Studies have shown that ghee can reduce cholesterol both in the serum and intestine. According to science, by triggering an increased secretion of biliary lipids, this is done.
Skin: Ghee is known to purify the skin and give it an added glow. It acts as a natural moisturizer when used regularly. It is also known to reduce burning sensation of skin, heal scars, chicken pox scars and more.