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.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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??
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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, ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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how croissant be baked in Indian home ( temp 32deg C) with a flaky crust and layers

I made croissants using Indian butter , and room temp 32 deg C . They haven’t a flaky crust or layered well . Posting a pic . Please give guidance . Planning to use a variety of butter with 82% ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. :)
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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What’s the definition of “cultured butter”?

In my search for cultured butter I found butter that lists culture distillate or lactic acid as ingredients. Should these butters be considered cultured, even though the package nowhere actually ...
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Softened butter vs over softened butter

Many baking recipes call for “softened” butter. What is meant by term "over softened", as in many places it is written that " over softening causes flat cookies or hard dough" etc. Isn't softening ...
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Mixing Ghee with Other Ingredients

I was mixing wet ingredients together for a muffin recipe, and I prepared the eggs, water and vanilla extract. I melted Ghee butter in the microwave, and tried to cool it down some. I then combined ...
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Should I use salted or unsalted butter if the recipe doesn't specify?

When recipes call for “butter” but doesn’t specify “salted” or “unsalted”, which should I use? Does it matter?
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How do starches, butter and milk interact from a culinary chemistry / food technology standpoint?

I'm trying to find out how different starches behave and how they interact with other ingredients. Corn starch (Maizena), for example, will act as a thickener as soon as it reaches its gelatinization ...
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Food industry: where does buttermilk go?

I've recently home- made butter. Starting from 500g of cream I've obtained, let's say, 250g of butter and 250g of buttermilk. The fairly big amount of by-product/scrap, the buttermilk, due to: half ...
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name of the process of heating butter to give it the special aroma

One of common toppings for fruit pierogi and several other dishes, usually sweet, is butter that has been melted and heated on a skillet/saucepan until it got a somewhat deeper golden color, and a ...
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Vegan Alternative to Monte au Beurre?

I was just in my kitchen making pasta and a wild thought appeared when I mounted my sauce: Can I do a vegan monte? What alternatives could provide the same bind and richness? Been looking for a ...
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My cultured butter homogenised again after separating

I tried making cultured butter using a very simple recipe: 500 ml of cream mixed with 30 ml of buttermilk, left on the counter for a couple of days. Then mix to separate, drain, dry, etc. I don't own ...

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