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Old 09-06-2008, 05:10 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by DramaQueen View Post
I wouldn't use margarine on a bet for anything. I use only unsalted butter. I don't like anything fake, like Krab, margarine, the parmesan stuff in the can. Gotta be the real thing, it does make all the difference in the world to me. And I CAN believe it's not butter. AAAACCCCKK. Are they kidding? Stick with butter. Sorry for the pun.
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It's okay to use margarine to grease cake pans, but little else. Butter leeches water when it melts at cake baking temp, making your grease/flour mixture at the bottom of your cake pans steam. Margarine, on the other hand, won't steam the bottom of the cake.

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Old 09-06-2008, 05:22 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by luvs View Post
i agre with your above lister dislike fer krab, but why unsalted butter..... i keep salted & unsalted both. some recipes count on that sodium.
I don't want the butter to dictate how much sodium I use. I prefer to add my own salt to my recipes so I can control the amount. And I don't particularly care for the taste of salted butter.

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:27 AM   #23
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I never use margarine, so can't comment on that.

One thing I DO know is that you can't substitute "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" (& other products of that type), whether in sticks or tubs, for butter. As someone else posted, there is just way too much liquid in those products, which I quickly learned when I USED to cook with them. Vegetables don't "saute" in them - they steam & then burn - lol!! I imagine all that liquid would really throw baked goods right off.

These days I pretty much only use butter &/or olive oil for regular cooking, interspersed with canola oil for certain applications.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:35 AM   #24
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Butter only, margarine is not allowed space in my house!
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Old 11-09-2008, 02:09 AM   #25
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:27 PM   #26
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As far as the salted vs. unsalted butter controversy - it used to be that salted butter was felt to be substandard because producers could (& may well have) used the salt to cover up an inferior product. But that's no longer the case.

However, as others have stated, I too prefer to control my sodium intake, so do use unsalted butter for cooking/baking unless for some reason salted butter is called for. I do, however, prefer salted butter for buttering toast, biscuits, etc., etc. I just like the flavor better.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #27
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no salt butter here, but have used margarine on occasion

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