Kitchen Tips: How to Clarify Butter


  • Heavy saucepan
  • Jar
  • Muslin
  • Spoon


  • 500g butter


    1. Heat the butter on low in a small heavy saucepan.
    2. Skim off froth from the surface using a spoon.
    3. When you see a clear yellow layer on top and milk residue at the bottom, it is ready.
    4. Gently pour the clear layer into a jug or jar. The remaining milky residue can be discarded. Consider using a piece of muslin to pour through to ensure the milk residue does not get poured in.
    5. TIP: Clarified butter can be stored in the fridge for several weeks. It allows the butter to be used at high temperatures without burning.

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