To Butter or not to Butter!

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Katrina B

To Butter or not to Butter!

Hello Everyone, I would like to ask you whether or not you regularly bake with butter. The main reason I ask is that I have found four OLD, and I mean OLD recipe books in my collection that advocate butter. I know that Delia bakes with butter regularly and has had good results with her cakes etc., but are we all using the spreadable margarines that are so regularly available in the supermarkets and so leaving butter on the shelves. I'd appreciate your input. I have always used margarine, and now, being dairy free is using "Pure" soya marg., but have now been told that I can tolerate butter as it is not high in whey protein that causes my problem. I look forward to a lovely cup of tea tomorrow morning with some home made bread toasted and some butter and home made marmalade on! Yum yum!

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Welshcookie

Butter

I always use butter where it matters for flavour.

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Anastasia

Never use marg

I was told many years ago NEVER use margarine.
It was told to me by my heart specialist , margarine is apparently the kiss of death .
I am no expert on that statement about it being the kiss of death , but have never used anything other than butter in the last 22 years .
Baking with butter gives a real nice taste I think.

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Essex Girl

Butter for Baking

I only use butter for baking and always have it in the fridge ready for cake-making and crumble toppings. For some reason I only ever buy unsalted but don't really think I'd be able to taste the difference!

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SusanM

Butter

Butter every time . If I see double cream reduced in the shops or I have some left over I make my own butter following Anastasia's recipe . Lovely .

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Tompeters

Anastasia's butter?

Ana', your recipe isn't on your profile, could you share it, please?

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Anastasia

Butter

I thought it was In my Recipes , but no , so have added it

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Darkginger

Butter

I use butter for everything- it must be 30 years since I've tasted margarine or any butter substitutes. Can't beat the real thing! My favourite is Lurpak slightly salted, but Kerrygold will do in a pinch.

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Tompeters

Butter recipe

" I thought it was In my Recipes , but no , so have added it "


Many thanks, Ana'....looks very easy. Using a Kenwood, would you use the K Beater or the whisk? Wonder whether Elmlea would be worth trying?

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Anastasia

Elmlea.

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Anastasia

Elmlea

I am not sure about Elmlea , have never used it .
I always use the whisk attachment on my Kenwood .

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Tompeters

Butter recipe

Thanks, Ana', I'll have a go before the Summer is out when we have some cream (usually Elmlea) over.

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Welshcookie

Elmlea

Unless Elmlea (nasty product IMO, why not use the real thing?) has enough butterfat it will be unlikely to produce much butter.

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Anastasia

Elmlea

I was led to believe that Elmlea is a product that is not very nice.
Just like margarine , I was told Elmlea leaves a lot to be desired .

I imagine it would not produce a decent butter .

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Essex Girl

Elmlea

I don't mind Elmlea at all. It's obviously not cream but it doesn't taste awful to me and is a good substitute for cream in cookery so I usually have a pot in the fridge for that reason.

 
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