Great BUTTER Substitute - Molly McButter : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Yea, I know this is a prep topic more suited for the TB Prep Forum.

Go ahead and flame me if you must.


Molly McButter is a butter substitute available at the grocery store.

It works great, tastes great, etc. It is a powdered product but can be made into the consistency of melted butter by mixing with water and corn starch. It has dried butter and dried buttermilk solids in it. Refrigeration is recommended to retain flavor, but is not necessary. We use it on popcorn and never refrigerate it.

The 5.5 ounce plastic bottle has a sprinkle cap under the lid. Larger quantities of powdered butter are probably better for some, but this is inexpensive and readily available.

Bon Appetit - the prep gourmet.


-- snooze button (, November 26, 1999


MAKE SURE that ANY substitutes you plan on using are things you have TRIED before CDC!!! We WERE considering M. McB. too, until it took a LOT of benadryl and a course of steroids for Mrs. D to start breathing normally again and for the itching to stop.

PLEASE try ALL your expected fall-backs if at ALL possible, as it is MUCH better to run into an allergy or so NOW than in the dim unknown.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, November 26, 1999.

Chuck, were you able to single out the ingredient that caused the problem?

-- snooze button (, November 26, 1999.

CHUCK: Very good point! In our toxic, artificial ingredient food society, we are paying the price in spades. 20% of the poulation has at least one allergy, and that one can be fatal.

I posted about a week ago here, on the topic of butter, and a good way to stock up on a form of it NATURALLY, and cheaply.

The suggestion was to buy, since they are available by the ton in every store selling Xmas goods, MANY of the 2.5 or 5-lb. tins of Danish shortbread cookies. The container automatically makes it rodent/pest-proof, and it is VERY cheap per pound,. There are 5 different kinds in the tin, for variety.

Here in Canada, the price is around $10 for the 5-lb. tin.

Remember, butter is a fat, and as such has 9 Calories/gram. The cookies I saw have 26% butter by weight, and as such are very ENERGY-RICH.

Also, the ingredients were a total of 8 ingredients, with only ammonium bicarbonate, listed last, as the "non-natural" ingredient. I suspect it is used instead of baking soda, which is sodium bicarbonate.

They taste great, kids love them, but you may want to remember to OPEN them when you get them home, just to make sure they have not gone rancid. Then re-seal with tape.

Plus, you can give them as gifts to those near-DGI relatives, so at least they'll have some edible stores on hand.

-- profit of doom (, November 26, 1999.

Try Ghee, better known as clarified butter....the Middle East folks have been using it for a very very long time....taste great!....think it will go quite some time without refrigeration.

-- Queen of Hearts (, November 27, 1999.

Along the lines of trying your preps b4 you need them:

I was doing some prep work tonite, and I couldn't find my drill. So what, I have a brace and woodbits, handpowered of course, so I pulled it out and started using it.

The bit started going sideways and messed up the hole. As it turns out, the brace was made for 4 sided bit bases, the bits are 6 sided.

I eventually found my Black and Decker, but I learned a valuable lesson: try it out before you HAVE to!!!

Now to find some 4 sided bits.....

Kook McCleod, from the Clan McCleod

-- Y2Kook (, November 27, 1999.

you can also buy clarified butter that requires no refrigeration and is guaranteed safe storage on your shelf for a year.

-- tt (, November 27, 1999.

Something emailed to me: canned butter. Use "high grade" butter, bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes. While doing that put canning jars in oven at @300 for 15 minutes. Sterize canning lids. Then pour butter in jars (after removing from oven) put on tops, screw on ring hand tight. Will seal as it cools. Author of email said it would last -what- six months, I think. Keep cool.

-- johno (, November 27, 1999.

Olive oil in the can will last an incredibly long time.100% delicious fat calories with myriad cooking possibilities.

-- zoobie (, November 27, 1999.

Another possible butter substitute (although I'm hoping to get powdered butter ideally) is Butter Buds. I find it in the seasonings section of my supermarket in the forms I HOPE you'll see if I get the html coding correct...wince. I'm attempting the graphic simply because it'll be easier to find if you know what you're looking for packaging-wise.


-- beej (, November 27, 1999.

Well I tried...grin. Here's the link to the Butter Buds can see all the nutritional info, etc.

Here's the link to Butter Buds


-- beej (, November 27, 1999.

-- testing (, November 27, 1999.

My apologies for the above testing stuff...I'm anal...what can I say...grin.

-- beej (, November 27, 1999.

I a survival situation you want high fat not low fat.caloric density is a major consideration.

-- zoobie (, November 27, 1999.

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