Now butter was one revelation, but when a friend of mine across the seas started posting her beautiful recipes which included ghee, I was intrigued to try making some. I suddenly started seeing ghee in many recipes I wanted to try, and after a trip to India last year, I was eager to start experimenting. Ghee is butter which has had the milk solids removed, aka, clarified butter, and used as a staple in many Indian recipes. As the lactose is removed in the process, people who are lactose intolerant can eat ghee with no problems. In Ayurvedic beliefs, ghee is thought to aid digestion, stimulate the secretion of stomach acids and assimilation of vitamins and minerals, strengthen the immune system, balance the nervous system and contain anti-viral fatty acids!
Beautiful golden ghee, photo by Lorien of Wholesome Loving Goodness!