Freezing stick butter will not alter taste or texture. To maintain freshness, butter is best frozen in its original carton and in an airtight, resealable freezer food bag or wrapped tightly in aluminum foil. It can be frozen for four months from the time of purchase. Once the butter has been thawed, it should be used within 30 days.
Salted and unsalted butter can be used interchangeably. Unsalted butter has all the benefits of salted butter without the added salt, it gives the cook control of the overall salt addition in a recipe.
Land O Lakes® Whipped Butter, both salted and unsalted, does not include ingredients that contain gluten and is manufactured in facilities without gluten. However, the ingredients and products have not been thoroughly evaluated, and manufacturing controls are not in place to assure that they meet the FDA definition of “gluten free."
2 cups = 4 full sticks = 1 pound
1 cup = 2 full sticks = ½ pound
½ cup = 1 full stick = ¼ pound
1/3 cup = 5 1/3 Tablespoons
¼ cup = ½ full stick = 4 Tablespoons
The wrapping on Land O Lakes® Butter sticks is conveniently marked into tablespoons for easy measuring.
Properly softened butter is recommend when baking to deliver the best baking results. Here are three ways to soften butter.
• Let stand at room temperature for 30-45 minutes.
• Cut the butter into small chunks and let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Small chunks soften more quickly.
• Place butter stick in resealable plastic bag or between two sheets of waxed or parchment paper and use a rolling pin or meat pounder to flatten. As the butter is being flatten it will warm to room temperature.
We do not recommend softening the butter in the microwave for use in baking. Microwaving the butter often leaves a cool exterior to the butter and a molten interior. Melted butter if used in baking will affect the texture of your finished baked good.
Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. If you choose to soften butter in the microwave use the defrost setting (30% power). Check sticks of butter every 5 seconds so that they do not over-soften or melt.
Yes, Land O Lakes® Butter in regular and half sticks all feature a “gluten free” claim on the label and have undergone an extensive evaluation of ingredients and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with the FDA threshold of < 20 ppm gluten.
We recommend that you follow the “keep refrigerated” directions printed on the butter packaging. This follows USDA and FDA guidelines that state most dairy products should be stored in refrigerated conditions. We also recommend butter be used by the date stamped on the packaging.
You may want to use Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, it is spreadable right from the refrigerator. It is easy to spread—no need to soften!
⅓ cup butter is equal to 5 ⅓ tablespoons.
Once opened, refrigerate butter in its original package in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not in the refrigerator door. To further protect stick butter, store in a resealable plastic food bag.
The FlavorProtect® Wrapper, found on Land O Lakes® Butter sticks, is specially designed to keep the sweet cream taste you love in and other flavors out. For further protection, store butter away from foods with strong odors, such as onions, garlic, or fresh fruit.
If butter is accidentally melted while softening it for baking, we recommend using it for another purpose such as sautéing, or to toss with cooked vegetables or pasta. The physical properties of butter change when melted, which prevents butter from being mixed properly with the sugar and flour in the cookie dough.
For best quality, we recommend using our products by the BEST BY date marked on the package.
It’s best to cook over medium heat to allow butter to caramelize & perfectly brown to enhance natural flavors of the food you are cooking. High heat will burn the milk solids and produce a bitter flavor.
The pure, sweet cream taste of butter complements and enhances the flavor in your favorite dishes. Butter provides a smooth and creamy texture that is especially important in sauces.
No, the milk used to make our butter is from cows not treated with rbST*.
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rbST treated and non-rbST-treated cows.
Rich and creamy with no added salt.
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