Sep 5, 2019

Store Butter

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#Place the butter in the fridge away from other foods. Butter compartments keep your butter separate from other items in your fridge, preventing it from absorbing flavors and smells from other foods. Keep the butter in that compartment or, if you do not have one, store it as far as you can from foods with strong smells or tastes.[[Image:Store Butter Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Place the butter in the fridge away from other foods. Butter compartments keep your butter separate from other items in your fridge, preventing it from absorbing flavors and smells from other foods. Keep the butter in that compartment or, if you do not have one, store it as far as you can from foods with strong smells or tastes.[[Image:Store Butter Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Both salted and unsalted butter will stay fresh wrapped up in the fridge for about 3 weeks.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zWHL74>
 
#*Both salted and unsalted butter will stay fresh wrapped up in the fridge for about 3 weeks.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zWHL74>
#Double-wrap the butter for lasting freshness if you won’t use it soon. You can get a little extra life out of your butter if you double-wrap it in foil before putting it in the fridge. If you think you will not use the butter within 3 weeks of buying it, wrap it twice and store it away from your other foods.[[Image:Store Butter Step 3 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Double-wrap the butter for lasting freshness if you won't use it soon. You can get a little extra life out of your butter if you double-wrap it in foil before putting it in the fridge. If you think you will not use the butter within 3 weeks of buying it, wrap it twice and store it away from your other foods.[[Image:Store Butter Step 3 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Salted butter can stay fresh another couple of weeks if it is double-wrapped. Unsalted butter may only last another week, so try to use it up as soon as you can.
 
#*Salted butter can stay fresh another couple of weeks if it is double-wrapped. Unsalted butter may only last another week, so try to use it up as soon as you can.
   
 
===Freezing Butter===
 
===Freezing Butter===
 
#Cut the butter into chunks for easy thawing. Not all recipes call for a full stick of butter, so chop up your butter into smaller bits to make it more convenient and easy to thaw when you need it. You can cut it into sections or measure it out into portions.[[Image:Store Butter Step 4 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Cut the butter into chunks for easy thawing. Not all recipes call for a full stick of butter, so chop up your butter into smaller bits to make it more convenient and easy to thaw when you need it. You can cut it into sections or measure it out into portions.[[Image:Store Butter Step 4 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#*How big you cut it doesn’t really matter. You can make it bigger or smaller based on how you usually use your butter.
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#*How big you cut it doesn't really matter. You can make it bigger or smaller based on how you usually use your butter.
 
#*It's not necessary to cut up the butter before freezing. You can freeze whole sticks or blocks as well. Just keep in mind that you will have to thaw the entire block when you want to use it.  
 
#*It's not necessary to cut up the butter before freezing. You can freeze whole sticks or blocks as well. Just keep in mind that you will have to thaw the entire block when you want to use it.  
 
#*Thaw frozen butter the same way you'd [[Soften Butter|soften]] refrigerated butter. You can leave it at room temperature, grate it, heat it up, or just leave it in the fridge until you are ready for it.
 
#*Thaw frozen butter the same way you'd [[Soften Butter|soften]] refrigerated butter. You can leave it at room temperature, grate it, heat it up, or just leave it in the fridge until you are ready for it.
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#*Consider using reusable storage bags because they are better for the environment.  
 
#*Consider using reusable storage bags because they are better for the environment.  
 
#Label the bag with the date and the type of butter. Salted butter will keep fresh for about 1 year in the freezer and unsalted butter is good for about 3 months.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zWHL74> Write the date that you put the butter in the freezer on the bag so you can always tell how long it has been in there.<ref>https://www.momables.com/how-to-freeze-butter/</ref>[[Image:Store Butter Step 7 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Label the bag with the date and the type of butter. Salted butter will keep fresh for about 1 year in the freezer and unsalted butter is good for about 3 months.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zWHL74> Write the date that you put the butter in the freezer on the bag so you can always tell how long it has been in there.<ref>https://www.momables.com/how-to-freeze-butter/</ref>[[Image:Store Butter Step 7 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#*If you want to store the salted and unsalted butter in one bag, you’ll have to mark the portions of butter individually.  
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#*If you want to store the salted and unsalted butter in one bag, you'll have to mark the portions of butter individually.  
   
 
===Keeping Butter at Room Temperature===
 
===Keeping Butter at Room Temperature===
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#*Unsalted or whipped butter should not be kept on the countertop as it will go bad quickly.<ref>https://ift.tt/2POd1Qt>
 
#*Unsalted or whipped butter should not be kept on the countertop as it will go bad quickly.<ref>https://ift.tt/2POd1Qt>
 
#*You can also store ghee at room temperature because it has a very low milk content. This means it won't spoil as quickly as other dairy products.  
 
#*You can also store ghee at room temperature because it has a very low milk content. This means it won't spoil as quickly as other dairy products.  
#*If it’s summertime and you do not have A/C, it’s probably too warm in your kitchen to keep the butter on the counter. To avoid a melty mess or rancid butter in the hot summer months, keep it in the fridge instead.<ref>https://ift.tt/2POd1Qt>
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#*If it's summertime and you do not have A/C, it's probably too warm in your kitchen to keep the butter on the counter. To avoid a melty mess or rancid butter in the hot summer months, keep it in the fridge instead.<ref>https://ift.tt/2POd1Qt>
#Seal the butter tightly in a closed container or a butter crock. You can get a specially-made airtight butter crock or use any sealed container to store your butter on the counter. You just need to make sure your container doesn’t expose the butter to the air when you are not using it.<ref>https://foodal.com/knowledge/how-to/store-butter-outside-of-the-refrigerator/</ref>[[Image:Store Butter Step 9 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Seal the butter tightly in a closed container or a butter crock. You can get a specially-made airtight butter crock or use any sealed container to store your butter on the counter. You just need to make sure your container doesn't expose the butter to the air when you are not using it.<ref>https://foodal.com/knowledge/how-to/store-butter-outside-of-the-refrigerator/</ref>[[Image:Store Butter Step 9 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*French bell crocks use water to create a vacuum seal. If you are concerned about air exposure, consider getting one of those.
 
#*French bell crocks use water to create a vacuum seal. If you are concerned about air exposure, consider getting one of those.
#Keep the sealed butter away from heat. Don’t keep the butter anywhere near your stove or your kitchen appliances. Excess heat can cause the butter to go rancid or melt into a greasy mess. The best place to store it is on a counter or in a cupboard away from the cooking equipment.<ref>https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/a568234/where-to-store-butter/</ref>[[Image:Store Butter Step 10 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Keep the sealed butter away from heat. Don't keep the butter anywhere near your stove or your kitchen appliances. Excess heat can cause the butter to go rancid or melt into a greasy mess. The best place to store it is on a counter or in a cupboard away from the cooking equipment.<ref>https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/a568234/where-to-store-butter/</ref>[[Image:Store Butter Step 10 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#Avoid cross-contamination with utensils when you use the butter. Bacteria from your eating or cooking utensils will contaminate the butter and make it spoil faster.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zWHMb8> Keep a dedicated butter spoon or knife with the butter and don’t use it for anything else.[[Image:Store Butter Step 11 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Avoid cross-contamination with utensils when you use the butter. Bacteria from your eating or cooking utensils will contaminate the butter and make it spoil faster.<ref>https://ift.tt/2zWHMb8> Keep a dedicated butter spoon or knife with the butter and don't use it for anything else.[[Image:Store Butter Step 11 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Wash the butter spoon or knife after every use to ensure it does not get contaminated with bacteria.
 
#*Wash the butter spoon or knife after every use to ensure it does not get contaminated with bacteria.
   
==Things You’ll Need==
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==Things You'll Need==
 
===Storing Butter in the Fridge===
 
===Storing Butter in the Fridge===
 
*Salted or unsalted butter
 
*Salted or unsalted butter


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