Questions tagged [butter]

A dairy product made by churning milk to separate the butterfat from other milk components. Questions may involve butter either as an ingredient or as a final dish.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
3answers
380 views

What kind of butter do restaurants like olive garden use for their pasta?

I am trying to make pasta at home that tastes like Olive Garden pasta (which I have with butter instead of alfredo). I believe that the reason that my pasta doesn't taste the same is because of the ...
6
votes
1answer
137 views

How do egg whites help to keep fats inside a cake?

Recently I tried to bake a cake (Caprese) from: ground almonds butter dark chocolate sugar eggs I melted chocolate and butter, mixed all of this with whipped sugar yolks, and then... totally screwed ...
0
votes
2answers
111 views

what reasons would you give regarding the unsuitability of butter for deep frying? [duplicate]

If a student brought butter to your class for use for deep frying food, what reasons would you give regarding the unsuitability of butter for deep frying?
8
votes
1answer
161 views

Can you create brown butter directly from heavy cream?

The other day I made cookies with homemade brown butter. I first churned the butter from heavy cream, separating the butterfat from buttermilk. Then I took the remaining butter and melted it in a pan ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

How to make coffee-infused butter?

What are some ways to make "coffee-infused butter"? By that I mean cow butter but injected with espresso, somehow. Essentially, produce a block of butter with strong coffee flavours in it (...
0
votes
2answers
230 views

Can one use butter to replace cream or milk in drinks?

While many liquids exist that serve as an alternate to milk for the lactose intolerant, I'm wondering to what extent can butter melted and mixed with water serve as a milk substitute, even if an ...
4
votes
1answer
167 views

What are the mechanics of raw milk and products made from it?

I'm stuck in a bit of a strange predicament... As many of you know, getting access to raw milk is a problem for many in the Western world, whereas information is abundant. Yet, here I finally am with ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Why is my sugar in my recipe becoming gritty and dry after baking in the oven. This is something new for me

I've been making these dessert snacks for years. The last 2 times I've baked them, the sugar has come out gritty and the butter seems all absorbed. Very dry. My recipe calls for brown sugar, butter, ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Different ways of making the gravy in butter chicken.. which is better?

Can someone tell me the science behind the following scenarios: a. Boil tomatoes, onions along with other dry masalas and then make a puree b. Stir fry tomatoes, onions along with dry masalas and then ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Ghee vs. butter in Indian curries

It seems that butter is not good for frying things over high heat because it can burn However it IS widely used for sauteeing in many cuisines, and works well. I looked at the cost of butter, which e....
3
votes
1answer
94 views

Is creamed butter stable for mid or long term storage?

I find creaming butter a pretty annoying process. I would like to make lots of it at once and aliquot for later use. Is creamed butter less stable than butter? You wouldn't think so because you are ...
3
votes
1answer
638 views

What is enzyme modified butter fat?

Does anybody have a clue? This is an ingredient listed on a dinner package. Fortunately it is near the end of the listed ingrediets list. All I can find using google is that the enzyme modified means ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

How do I keep my butter based syrup or sauce from separating?

Sometimes my butter based syrup separates once it’s cooling, or after it’s reheated a couple of times. Then, when I try to reincorporate it by stirring, the consistency is never the same and the taste ...
2
votes
1answer
524 views

Butter made out of pasteurized cream?

I got a pat of "butter" today at a restaurant and the wrapper said that it contained "pasteurized cream" and salt. Is pasteurized cream the same thing as butter?
5
votes
1answer
650 views

Butter in baking

Butter has a ridiculously low smoke point (120 to 150 °C). Cooking in burnt oil is not cool. However, it seems difficult to find baked dishes targeted at below 150°C.. Is butter acceptable in the oven?...
5
votes
1answer
237 views

Re-heating beurre blanc without splitting

Warm emulsions are tricky to reheat without splitting... Beurre blanc being inherently unstable is the worst. I have tried several things from microwave on defrost, to bain-marie, to very low heat. I ...
1
vote
2answers
504 views

What causes some fish to get texture like mashed potato suddenly?

Sometimes a fish I cook disappointingly becomes of a mushy texture like mashed potato. One particular species where this seems to happen very easily, is Lethrinus miniatus: sweetlip emperor (also ...
0
votes
1answer
517 views

Can ghee replace butter in lemon curd?

My mother-in-law believes she is allergic to milk solids, but that ghee has the solids removed. She loves lemon meringue pie. The lemon curd in the pie calls for butter. Can I substitute ghee ...
-1
votes
2answers
144 views

Why homemade and certain artisan commercial butters have creamy texture but most commercial butters have oily texture?

Usually when you make homemade butter, and sometimes some commercial semi-artisan butters, for example french Isigny Ste-Mère Unpasteurised, the butter has a, what I would call "creamy" ...
4
votes
2answers
710 views

Can I make a buttercream using cacao butter?

My nephew have lactose allergy and I want to bake his birthday cake , were we live we don't have a lactose intolerance products but I found a cacao butter can I used to make buttercream frosting??
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Is there any substitute for butter (or oil) on puff pastry?

I tried to create puff pastry. For medical reasons I should minimize the fat on my recipe. Puff pastry is mainly made by 3 important ingredients, flour, water, and fat (butter or oil). Unfortunately, ...
0
votes
2answers
646 views

Reusing butter used as a frying agent

I often use butter to cook most of my dishes. I tend to spice this butter with various things (chili seeds, herbs etc) and it will naturally absorb some of the flavours of whatever is being cooked. ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

What purpose does adding oil/butter to thin pancake batter serve?

While I understand that adding melted butter or oil to thick, American-style pancakes improves the texture/crumb of the pancake, I have been wondering what the impact is on thin pancakes. Here are ...
4
votes
3answers
722 views

Coconut cream from coconut butter

How can I make coconut cream from coconut butter? I am making Pina Colada cocktail and I need coconut cream. I have one original coconut cream (for the sake of not advertising, I will not put here ...
2
votes
2answers
122 views

I added olive oil to my cake, but I haven’t baked it yet

The taste is so strong, and I haven’t even baked it yet. How do I make it taste better? I added it as a butter substitute... now what do i do?
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Has anyone ever made margarine out of butter? [closed]

It occurred to me that since margarine can be made by emulsifying fats with a suitable level of saturation with water to simulate butter, and clarifying butter is essentially just breaking the ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Creaming butter and sugar results in lumpy and grainy mixture

I was beating butter with sugar to make a cake. I used President brand butter (80% fat) and it was soft at room temperature before beating. However, only after few minutes, my mixture started grainy ...
1
vote
2answers
88 views

Can I use soy butter instead of olive oil for baking vegetables?

I'm putting olive oil (probably too much) in my oven tray when roasting vegetables, potatoes, poultry, etc. Can I use soy butter instead of olive oil? Alternatively, what are some cheaper types of ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Melted vs softened butter in cake recipes

I was making Victoria sponge cake, and the recipe called for using softened butter, which should then be mixed with sugar using an electric mixer. I did not have an electric mixer, so I decided to ...
2
votes
1answer
466 views

Why sugar butter cocopowder mixture got hard in double boiler

i was making a fudge brownie without chocolate. The recipe asked to put 1 1/2 cup sugar,3/4+2 tbsp cocopowder and 10tbsps of butter into double boiler and get everthing to be shiny. But when i did the ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Do milk and butter not work in place of cream for whipping, and why?

I’ve seen claims that, while you can replace heavy cream with the proper proportions of milk and butter in recipes that don’t require whipping, the mixture will not form stiff peaks when whipped, even ...
0
votes
5answers
1k views

How to properly use a butter stick's wrapper?

Rectangular sticks of butter usually come wrapped in a wax paper-esque wrapper that is folded over the stick. How am I supposed to use the wrapper so that I can easily unwrap the stick, cut off a ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

Can I cook my apple butter on high when it suggests low?

I am cooking apple butter in a slow cooker and the recipe calls for 1 hr on high and then 9 hours on low. My slow cooker only cooks on high.. Can I cook it on high for a shorter amount of time without ...
2
votes
1answer
243 views

Making gravy without drippings or butter?

Long story short: I made a bunch of meatloaf and I forgot to buy butter. I need to make gravy. The way I usually make gravy is to melt some butter, to supplement whatever drippings I have, make a ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

salted butter or not in a recipe that doesnt have salt [duplicate]

I have a shortbread recipe that calls for butter, but doesn't say salted or not, just butter. Also it doesn't call for any salt. Which type of butter would be best?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I substitute salted for unsalted butter in chocolate fudge?

My recipe calls for unsalted butter but I only have salted butter on hand. Will this be a problem in the taste or consistency of my fudge?
11
votes
6answers
7k views

Can salted butter be used to make lemon curd?

The recipe I want to use to make lemon curd specifically calls for unsalted butter, while many other recipes I've looked at either also specify this, or simply say 'butter', making me unsure whether ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

Melted chocolate wafers

When I make crunchie bars my melted chocolate that covers them goes white if I put them in the fridge. Will cocoa butter chips help that issue. I'm not sure why the chocolate goes milky white on areas....
0
votes
1answer
712 views

Why caramel crystallize after adding butter?

This weekend I tried making salted caramel following a recipe from Bon Appetit's Test Kitchen (The caramel part from https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/salted-caramel-chocolate-tart). I noticed a ...
3
votes
3answers
367 views

Making clarified butter by removing water but not the milk solids?

People say that clarified butter doesn't taste as good as normal butter, but what if you were to make it in a way that retains the milk solids but still removes the water? So it would be something ...
3
votes
1answer
184 views

while canning jam or jelly can you put peanut butter inside the jar with it? can both together?

I like to give jam as gifts and it would be neat if i could put peanut butter with it inside the jar. Is this safe or not? Thank you for your time. :)
28
votes
5answers
17k views

Can I deep fry food in butter instead of vegetable oil?

I was wondering if it is possible to deep fry food that would normally be fried in vegetable oil in butter or lard instead? Will the result be different?
0
votes
1answer
164 views

How dangerous is mold at the bottom of container with fat

My friends from a farm gave me some clarified butter, about half a liter in a plastic container. I used it for some time, mostly for frying. A couple of days ago I saw mold spots at the bottom of the ...
4
votes
1answer
476 views

Dry Cookie Dough

I used this recipe to make chocolate chip cookies. I’ve made it many times and it usually is a hit! This time, I decided to use brown butter instead of room temperature. The dough turned out very dry, ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

Shelf life of a Chocolate Product (incl. butter) - "Chocolate Salami"

I have an old family recipe for something called a Chocolate Salami (don't worry, there isn't any meat) and I am wondering - if I vacuum seal it, will it be shelf stable? I know the stability of ...
3
votes
1answer
220 views

No Butter Sous Vide: What did they mean by this?

I just watched an experiment on youtube, where they compare 2 steaks, side by side, the first one with added butter during sous vide (as many people do), the second one without butter. It seems the ...
1
vote
2answers
853 views

Why are my cookies spreading too much? More flour?

My chocolate chip cookie recipe spreads too much, even after I refrigerate the dough overnight. I have looked into the different answers on this site, but nothing seems to be working consistently. I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
438 views

Can a steak be deep fried in clarified butter?

Steaks can be deep fried and this is usually done with an oil with a high smoke point. People seem to report reasonably good results with this. I'd like to deep fry with butter as this would impart ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I use butter in cookies the same if recipe calls for margarine [duplicate]

Can I use butter in a molasses cookie recipe instead of margarine I
3
votes
4answers
7k views

Make a buttery sauce less oily

There is a sauce that I make that uses browned butter as its base. I love the taste but it just feels incredibly oily. Is there anything I can add that will fix some of the oil feel or is there a ...

1
2 3 4 5
7