Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's a matter of ...... Butter Powder

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The focus item this week is Butter.  Today, we will discuss "Butter Powder" as an option for your long term storage.  As you can see above, it does come in cans.  Here are some facts to know and consider about this item:

This information is from Honeyville Food Products.

It may be used as a one-to-one replacement in all butter applications including bakery goods, breads, cookies, cakes, muffins, sauces, and toppings.

Butter powder requires no refrigeration and is ideal for camping, travel, and long-term food storage. 
This product may be stored for up to 12 months opened, and 3 to 5 years in airtight sealed cans. 
Once the powdered butter is rehydrated it should be refrigerated and used within 4 days. 
It can be used in a variety of applications including: baked goods, breads, cookies, cakes, muffins, sauces, toppings and more. 
Mixing instructions:  Add 4 level TBSP powdered butter to 1 tsp warm water to replace 4 tablespoons of fresh butter. Mix well. The texture and flavor can change with more or less water. For larger batches, add 9 parts powdered butter to 1 part water.

Emergency Essentials offers this information: 

When used in baking, it is not necessary to reconstitute: Simply add it to your dry ingredients and increase the liquid. Butter Powder also works great to make your own honey butter and herb-flavored butters.

Each #10 can makes approximately 192 one-Tbps servings

Add a small amount of vegetable oil for an even smoother texture and to enhance flavor.
If you do open the can, you can repackage the powder into jars and vacuum seal with a Food Saver or with Oxygen Absorbers to protect this food.  Consider putting the jars into lunch bags to keep light away from it as well.

You can purchase this item from:

Emergency Essentials:
You can even find it at on-line auctions.

It can be used when you make your own mixes as well.  Give it a try!

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