Fresh Butter is something that’s nearly impossible to take on a backcountry camping trip, but tastes oh so good in all types of food! Dehydrated Butter [aka Butter Powder] bridges that gap and allows campers to enjoy the flavor of butter, even if they’re mid-trek!
So that we can all enjoy the advantages of Butter Powder, here are the facts on what it is, how it’s rehydrated and how it can be used in your backpacking meals:
Packit Gourmet Butter Powder Ingredients: Butter (cream, salt), Dry Buttermilk
Our butter powder is as close as you can get to pure butter in a powder form – the only ingredients are Cream, Salt [Butter] and Dry Buttermilk. Butter can’t be powdered in its pure form because it has very little water that can be removed. Incorporating Dry Buttermilk, adds the extra liquid needed to allow the Butter to transform into a powdered state. Since Buttermilk is added rather than Plain Milk, Packit Gourmet’s Butter Powder has a flavor closer to pure butter than most, although it does still have a slight milky flavor.
Uses: Butter Powder blends smoothly and easily into mixes for pancakes, baked goods and sauces. In addition to mixes, Butter Powder can also be added to cooked vegetables, pasta, instant rice, potatoes and just about any other cooked dish you can think of.
Rehydrated Butter Powder looks a lot like whipped butter and tastes like Butter with a little milk added to it. It even looks and spreads much like Fresh Butter – it will even melt on your hot biscuits or pan bread! In traditional recipes, rehydrated butter can be substituted for traditional butter.
Instructions: Butter Powder rehydrates instantly when blended with cool or warm water; or sprinkled over hot food.
2T Butter Powder (packed) + 1t water = 1T Rehydrated Butter
For a creamier rehydrated butter, add one drop of water at a time until your ideal consistently is reached. Butter will stiffen and retain its shape at a lower temperature, similar to traditional butter.
|The Evolution of Butter Powder -- from the bag to the bread!|
Packit Gourmet Packaging: Powdered Butter is sealed in a plastic bag along with a natural clay desiccant. Packit Gourmet sells a 2oz (heaping ½ cup) and 8oz (heaping 2 cups) bag of butter.
• 72% Fat
• Average shelf life of 6 to 12 months if stored in a cool, dry place (ideally at temperatures between 55˚F and 70˚F).
• No refrigeration needed
What our customers think:
According to PackitGourmet.com, we’ve had 110 customers sign in and rate our butter powder. On a scale of 1 to 5, our butter powder ranks at 4.25.
Allergen information: Contains milk. This product is processed in a kitchen that handles wheat, egg, fish, shellfish, soybean, peanut and tree nut products.