Spreadable Butter

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Mkap

Spreadable Butter

Hi there,

I was wondering if it is possible to substitute softened "block" butter (pure butter) for the spreadable butter listed in many of the recipes in "Delia's Cakes"?

I prefer not to use vegetable oil.

Thanks very much

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Spreadable Butter

Hello Mkap,

Yes you can.

Make sure it is really soft. You need to be able to push the broad side of a blunt knife right into it.

Some do this in a microwave but if you do make sure it doesn’t turn to oil.

We like the spreadable, which only has a tiny fraction of oil because it has all the buttery flavour and it can be used straight from the fridge every time also because we want the best, consistent results of all. We hope you will give it a try and agree the texture and flavour are perfect.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Welshcookie

Spreadable butter

Errrrrrrrrrrrr, Lindsey, since when is 25 percent a tiny fraction?

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Mkap

Thank you

Hi Lindsey,

Thank you for your reply- I do agree, however, that 25% is actually a significant proportion of vegetable oil and the negative health implications of using vegetable oil make it worthwhile using pure butter, despite the inconvenience, I believe! I am a food traditionalist and love seeing unrefined sugar, butter, oats, free range eggs and other wholesome ingredients being used in the recipes I have found in Delia's Cakes. Why ruin it with vegetable oil?!

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SonyaK

Spreadable Butter

What are the 'negative health implications of vegetable oil' ?

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Tompeters

Spreadable Butter

Like Sonya, I wasn't aware of any (known) health issues with veg oil. It also has the benefit of reaching a higher temperature than pure butter without burning. I usually add a glob of oil to the butter for frying.

 
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