Clarified Butter (How to Clarify Butter)

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  1. Cut the butter into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Heat the butter over low heat in a copper bottomed saucepan.
  3. When butter has melted, remove it from the heat and let stand for 4 minutes.
  4. Careful not to disturb the layers of melted butter, pour all of it through two layers of cheesecloth; discard the solids and froth that are left on the cloth.
  5. The remaining butter is clarified!
  6. Keep chilled until use; clarified butter can be stored in the refrigerator, staying chilled in an airtight container, for up to a month.