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Old 02-25-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Freezing butter

Hi everyone, just wondered if anyone knows if you can successfully freeze butter and, if you can, for how long?



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Old 02-25-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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I freeze it all the time when it is on sale, hate being without it. How Long? I use it too fast for it not to be good. Should be able to for Months!

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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I freeze butter all the time. I don't exactly know how long I've left it in the freezer before using it, but I've never had it come out badly. The recommended limit is 6-9 months (National Center for Home Food Preservation).

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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Thanks Bluecat and Barb L - just missed a bargain at the local supermarket. French butter with sea salt chrystals going for 25p (that's cheap here in England). Never mind though, at least I'll know for next time.

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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Freezes well and lasts forever. It should be double wrapped. That is, if it's still in the original packaging, stick the whole package in a freezer bag and pop it into the freezer.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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I've frozen the stuff when the cut-price offers are too good to be true. However, I'm talking 6-10 lbs of butter!
I buy unsalted, but if there's a special price, I turn it into ghee.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:25 PM   #7
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I freeze butter regularly and usually keep several pounds in the freezer. Most of the time, I use it within a month or two. Never noticed any adverse effects from freezing it. The plus for me is convenience. We live nearly 30 miles from our nearest comprehensive market.

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