Clarified butter, also known as drawn butter, is a butter with the milk solids removed. The clear yellow fat that remains has a high smoke point meaning it can stand up to cooking on high heat for a longer period of time without burning. You also want to use clarified butter when you want the flavor of butter, rather than the flavor of oil. You will also find clarified butter called for in many Keto recipes.
How to Make Your Own Clarified Butter
To begin, be sure to use a good quality of unsalted butter. You can clarify any quantity you want.
If you continue cooking the butter before straining, it will turn a nutty-brown color. This brown butter is often called for when making cakes and pastries. See attached Almond Brown-Butter Cake. This is one of my favorite cake recipes and one that I'm often asked to make for family and friends.
Download: Almond Brown Butter Cake