Been a month since the last time I posted something.
My Clean Gut protocol ended a few weeks ago, it was a big win for me. I never realised that it would feel so darn difficult to really stick to a detox diet and doing it alone while watching my husband eating his normal food gleefully.
Somehow, I finished it in 21 days, and introduced gluten in the 22nd day, and had a fit of sinus attack. So, I declined continuing with gluten testing, having the result so readily snatch my breath away.
Continuing the clean gut diet and introducing dairy in 24th day, I found that I could tolerate dairy quite alright, my skin felt a bit dry, reddish, and prickly though, and my eye lids looked a bit swollen, but other than that, my body feels fine.
Bottom line: no gluten, occasional dairy is fine.
Which is why I dared myself to make my own ghee yesterday — because dairy is not a toxic trigger.
And somehow, instead of turning my ghee to this:
I got mine to this:
But happily, the finishing product is just like an ordinary compact ghee… although a bit more compact than the ghee I bought in local markets.
The step-by-step process on the sourcing blog I followed was very clear and thorough, but maybe because I used a commercial butter, I don’t think it was organic, and also the first batch was a bit burnt, the result was not as good as I expected.
But well, here goes my step-by-step ghee making:
1. Prepare the butter, jar, bowl, and strainer (I used an old clean stocking)
2. Put the butter blocks in the hot pan (low-medium heat)
3. Let it melt thoroughly (5-10 minutes), and then lower the heat:
4. Let it bubble up, skim the top with a mesh strainer, put it in a small metal bowl:
5. Let it bubble for the second time (10++ minutes):
6. When you see the bitses of butter inside starting to brown, it’s done. Let it cool:
7. Prepare a metal strainer and cover it with the old stocking (or cheesecloth — more proper) over a medium sized metal bowl:
8. Strain the ghee, and transfer it to the jar: