Preheat oven to 300F. Lay 12 unwrapped cubes of unsalted butter, 3 lbs. in the bottom of a large casserole or other heavy bottomed pan. Add whatever whole spices you are using--let your imagination soar!
Allow the butter to melt, uncovered and undisturbed, until there is a layer of solid foam on the top, the foam will look crusty around the edges and even darker than the center, clear amber colored ghee will be in the middle and lumps of golden solids on the bottom. This will take approx. 1 hour maybe a bit longer.
I use unsalted butter.
Ginger garlic cardamom cumin pepper
Spices only limited by imagination
Skim off the foam with a slotted spoon and then pour the remaining ghee through cheesecloth set over a strainer over a bowl, you can strain it twice if it’s cloudy.
Liquid Gold, take some time to smell and taste, and luxuriate in this butter paradise.Pour into glass storage containers and store in the refrigerator. Use to sauté, make popcorn, drizzled over everything, make sauces.... You will want to keep this beauty around.
Spice Options Ethiopian Nit’r Qibe 12 opened green cardamom pods 2 teaspoons whole fenugreek 1 teaspoons nigella seed