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Usli Ghee (Clarified Butter)

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Category: Indian

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  • Butter in India is called makkhan. Clarified butter, instead of being
  • called makkhan ghee, is called usli ghee (usli means "real" or "pure,"
  • which in this context refers to the real or original fat of the ancient
  • Indians). Clarified butter or usli ghee is essentially French brown butter
  • with the brown residue strained off. Usli ghee has a light caramel color
  • and a heavenly aroma. Since there is no moisture present, it keeps well
  • covered, at room temperature, for several months. (I keep it in the fridge
  • .... I have no nerve.)
  • To make 3/4 cup clarified butter (usli ghee), place 1/2 pound (2 sticks)
  • sweet, unsalted butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan (she means frying pan)
  • and put on a burner. Keep the heat low until the butter melts completely,
  • stirring often during the process. Increase the heat to medium-low and let
  • the butter simmer until it stops crackling, thus inidicating that all the
  • moisture has evaporated and the milk residue is beginning to fry. As soon
  • as the solids turn brown (10-12 minutes), turn off the heat and take the
  • pan off the stove. Let the residue settle to the bottom of the pan, then
  • strain the clear butterfat (usli ghee) into another container. This usli
  • ghee, when it is completely cool, will turn a cream color. Ready-made usli
  • ghee is available in INdian grocery stores, but remember ..... there is no
  • guarantee of its freshness or purity
  • Recipe By : Pat Gold
  • From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini


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Title: Uss Chicago-Style Pizza
Categories: None
Yield: 1 Pizza

1 Package active dry yeast
2 ts Sugar
1 1/4 c Warm water
3 1/4 c All-purpose flour
3 tb Olive oil
1 ts Salt

1 c Pizza sauce
12 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb Ground beef, crumbled,
1/4 lb Italian Sausage, crumbled,
1/4 lb Pork Sausage, Crumbled,
1/2 c Pepperoni, diced
1/2 c Canadian bacon, diced
1/2 c Ham, diced
1/4 lb Mushrooms, sliced
1 sm Onion, sliced
1 Green bell pepper, seeded,
2 oz Grated Parmesan cheese

1. For dough, sprinkle yeast and sugar into warm water in small bowl; let
stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. 2. Mix flour, oil and salt in a large
bowl; make a well in the center and add yeast mixture. Stir to form a soft
dough, adding more flour if necessary. Turn onto a floured board and knead
until dough is supple and elastic, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large
bowl, cover and let rise in a warm spot until dough has doubled, about 1
hour. Punch down. 3. Roll dough to a 15-inch circle. Transfer to an oiled
14-inch pizza pan, folding the excess over to make a small rim. Spread with
pizza sauce; sprinkle with all but a handful of the mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle with meats and vegetables. Top with remaining mozzarella and
Parmesan cheese. Let rise in a warm spot about 25 minutes. 4. Heat oven to
475 degrees. Bake pizza until crust is golden, about 25 minutes. Let stand
5 minutes before slicing.

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