Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Colonial Era Recipe for Clarified Butter, or "Unexpected Ghee"

One of the things I find most interesting about reading the quite frankly bizarre variety of recipes in Colonial Era newspapers is recipes that replicate staples in other cuisines.

The following recipe is a method for preserving butter by removing the milk solids. In other words, clarifying it into ghee, a staple of Indian cooking.

I haven't given this recipe a go (hence the screen cap rather than a modernised version of the recipe), but if any readers have a stone jar and bladder handy I'd love to hear how it works out for you.

Recipes!. (1866, November 3). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), p. 5. Retrieved March 29, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138049987