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where to buy powdered butter??

santamonica811 Nov 28, 2010 11:20 PM

Any suggestions? I tried my local cooking/gourmet shops (here in LA, Surfas and Sur La Table). No one carries it, so I'm thinking it has to be through the internet. My quick search did not have any luck.

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  1. weewah RE: santamonica811 Nov 28, 2010 11:38 PM


    I am amazed that this exists!

    1. mr jig RE: santamonica811 Nov 29, 2010 02:38 AM

      Type dehydrated butter into google.
      You will get many sources.
      Please share WHY you want it!

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        santamonica811 RE: mr jig Nov 29, 2010 04:50 AM

        I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it (well, actually, I'm not, since it doesn't really involve me) ...

        My girlfriend has an almost pathological fear of butter. But it's the shape and feel that freaks her out. (That's why a stick of margarine is no good either.). But when I mentioned maybe using powdered butter to her, she said, "That's just fine."

        Go figure. So, since I love to bake (and since using applesauce in place of butter had not yielded good results), I'm gonna take a crack at making cookies, cakes, rolls, etc. with this powdered butter.

        The things we do for love, huh? :-)

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          paulj RE: santamonica811 Nov 29, 2010 07:42 AM

          I don't know about that bulk butter powder, but have used ButterBuds, mainly for camping. Those give butter flavor, but not butter fat. So ButterBuds are not a substitute for the fat in baking.

          1. re: paulj
            monku RE: paulj Nov 30, 2010 03:03 PM

            Right, Butterbuds at your local market in the spice section.
            Made from real butter ?

          2. re: santamonica811
            Cathy RE: santamonica811 Nov 29, 2010 07:49 AM

            What shape? It is sold in blocks, sticks, pats and whipped.

            What "feel"? Does she not eat it or foods made with it? That would make your baking effort wasted on her anyhow.


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              soupkitten RE: santamonica811 Nov 29, 2010 10:17 AM

              it won't work though. the baking, not. . . necessarily. . . the relationship.

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                deet13 RE: santamonica811 Nov 30, 2010 03:06 PM

                Hmm odd, so she's an oleophobe... :)

                Back when I had to stock up my cabin for hunting season, I usually ordered dehydrated goods from MRE Depot, and I had no issue with them.

                They had dehydrated butter and milk in bulk quantities, although I've never ordered the butter before.


            2. al b. darned RE: santamonica811 Nov 29, 2010 07:26 PM


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                santamonica811 RE: al b. darned Nov 30, 2010 02:51 PM

                Thanks guys. I now have a few resources. I mostly want to make sure that I don't have a "salty" butter powder (for obvious reasons when making sweet dishes). I may do some experimenting, and then re-post my results. Heck; experimenting in the kitchen is always fun, even when the results don't work out. :-)

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