Saturday, September 3, 2011

52 Week Food Storage - Week #34 (Part 2)

Week # 34: 1 (#10) can Powdered Butter

Powdered Butter:
Butter powder was originally developed for the processed foods industry. As it is mostly butter, the flavor really comes through in your baked goods. Butter powder is extremely handy in mixes. Being in a powdered form, it blends easily with the other dry ingredients in a mix. Add butter powder to your cooked vegetables, macaroni and cheese, instant rice or in any cooked dish calling for butter.

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 re-hydrated it should be refrigerated and used within 4 days.

Powdered Butter can be used in a variety of applications including: baked goods, breads, cookies, cakes, muffins, sauces, toppings and more.

How can you Dehydrate fat?
You can’t dehydrate fat as dehydrate literally means to ‘remove the water’ and fat has none. The small amount of water in butter is removed, however. Then, the powder is made by cleverly processing milk solids with the butter. Reconstituted butter powder looks much like whipped butter and tastes like butter with an added milky flavor to it. Because it does have a milky taste, some people find it takes just a bit of getting used to as a spread on bread. However, the mouth ‘feel’ is the same as butter and it looks and spreads much like butter after it has been reconstituted. It will even melt into hot toast and pancakes almost as fast as regular butter. Butter powder’s big advantage over regular butter is it’s non-perishable qualities. Butter powder also has an antioxidant added to help keep it fresh. The antioxidants coupled with USA Emergency Supplies’ packaging technology gives you a product that remains fresh and wholesome for years after purchasing it.

I also have canned butter in my food storage to use on rolls and toast.  

You can purchase Powdered Butter and Powdered Eggs in your local grocery stores or even online. Just do a simple search for the name of the ingredient you’re looking for and you’ll get a lot of results.

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