Sunday, April 1, 2012
Did I believe it? Nope. Cos I saw a picture of the cow on the can, so how can the fat be of goat, LOL
Last year, at a Mamak stall (Indian muslim eatery) I ordered a Roti Ghee, and the roti maker was actually asking me to make sure I wanted Ghee, another lady thought he was asking her..quickly said, "No Ghee. I don't wan't goat fat."
In church also, me and a lady was talking about making fluffy cookies and I mentioned ghee, quickly another (who heard us) said, "No... so smelly." So, I asked her why is it smelly? "It's made from Goat, too 'sou' (smelly term used to describe mutton)". When I told her, no, it's actually made from butter, she was surprised because she loved butter but hates ghee.
So, now let me break the goat fat myth for you. Ghee is not goat or mutton fat. It's pure milk fat. Not beef fat. No. It's Milk Fat. Milk!
One can actually make ghee at home, if you need only some for baking, so that you need not buy one whole can of it. Take note that I started with 90gm, but was left with only 60gm after straining. 33% gone. So start with more to anticipate the loss.
Make sure the strainer is not touching the base of the vessel so that the strained hot ghee may drip down.
If you are lazy to do this, just head out and get your can of ghee. It's not cheap, but it's less work of course. If you can't finish the can, then just fry eggs, make french toast or cook pasta with it. Delicious!
Oh yes Malaysians, take note that one particular brand is much much cheaper than others? Windmill is a blended ghee, meaning it's not pure milk fat, that's why it's cheaper. So for those of you who wants the real stuff, look out for the label, don't buy BLENDED ghee. But if you don't mind, then it's ok.
Have a gheeriffic day today