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Old 09-04-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Margarine or Butter?

I can't find an answer..


In the past, if I ever ran out of 'stick butter', and was wanting to make cookies, or some kind of dessert, i've always just used my margarine instead. I believe it always turned out alright, but can't remember for sure, since I havn't had to do it THAT often.

So?...

Would it mess up a recipe, if I used my "I can't believe it's not butter"... instead of regular, stick butter? I've tried googeling it, but havn't found an exact answer...

If I had butter flavored crisco, I would just use that. But I just recently used the last of it in my deep-fryer....

I wanna make Mama's Oatmeal Cookies!!!!!!! So what do you guys think??

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Old 09-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:58 PM   #3
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Margarines are different...
THere are spreads, and there are margarines...
Stick margarine would be an ok replacement if going out for butter is not an option...
but IMHO anything in a tub is a spread, and has too much water for baking.
A spread will also say spread....
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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Never use margarine in a tub because that is a spread and doesn't contain as much fat as margarine.

I just checked the nutrition facts on parkay and ICBINB, if you have the regular stick, it should work fine.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:34 PM   #6
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Never use margarine in a tub because that is a spread and doesn't contain as much fat as margarine.

I just checked the nutrition facts on parkay and ICBINB, if you have the regular stick, it should work fine.
It's a spread even if it's labeled margarine? How can they do that since there are a lot of products labeled "spread"? I figured there was a difference
Are you saying, for example; that Land O Lakes margarine in stick form is different than LOL margarine in a tub? I USED to use both these products and never noticed a difference.

Then I switched to butter, but since I keep it in the fridge it doesn't work well on toast, so I started buying "LOL spreadable butter", which I know contains canola oil, but spreads like margarine and comes in a tub, so is it really a spread?

I always get a bit confused in the dairy aisle....
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
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Butter.

mo butta, mo betta.
Agreed! I have used Crisco Butter Flavor in place of butter, but not margerine.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #9
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It's a spread even if it's labeled margarine? How can they do that since there are a lot of products labeled "spread"? I figured there was a difference
Are you saying, for example; that Land O Lakes margarine in stick form is different than LOL margarine in a tub? I USED to use both these products and never noticed a difference.

Then I switched to butter, but since I keep it in the fridge it doesn't work well on toast, so I started buying "LOL spreadable butter", which I know contains canola oil, but spreads like margarine and comes in a tub, so is it really a spread?

I always get a bit confused in the dairy aisle....
Let me clarify. Although it's not always called a spread, usually if it's in a tub, it contains less total fat than stick margarine so won't work as well.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:17 PM   #10
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oh my dear......butter is da bomb. I would only suggest your margarine for greasing cake pans with.
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