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I've seen baking products I guess a margarine that look like butter in many different brands, its packed in plastic bags.

 

Any recommendations for a brand that is good for cooking/baking as a butter alternative, can it just be used as a direct replacement for butter when following recipes 1:1, I know the taste won't be quite the same but which one is a good/best alternative?

 

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Samson Gold palm oil works well for me.

Available from most bakery supply shops.

I use it in all my pastry/cakes/biscuits.

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Thanks for all replies.

 

Is the Sam Son Gold you use the one with a palm & coconut oil blend. Do you use in same quantity as you would butter?

 

I know butter is healthier and more sustainable, I'd seen this margarine and was interested what it was like. I don't expect many bakeries use butter due to the cost.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, digital said:

Thanks for all replies.

 

Is the Sam Son Gold you use the one with a palm & coconut oil blend. Do you use in same quantity as you would butter?

 

I know butter is healthier and more sustainable, I'd seen this margarine and was interested what it was like. I don't expect many bakeries use butter due to the cost.

 

 

 

All my Mom's recipes start with "8 packs of butter". Well, actually 2, the 8 is a family joke. My Dad's version is "pour olive oil until you feel it's enough". Margarine is evil. Palm oil is "liquid cancer" according to some of my Thai family. They prefer, I think, coconut oil (which got it's own issues). When in doubt, fire up the grill.

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18 minutes ago, digital said:

I know butter is healthier and more sustainable

Then why substitute, may we ask? 

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If we talk about health;  Vegetable oils are very rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, where pure olive oil and sunflower oil are the best, while animal fats such as butter are richer in saturated fat.  For me it is clear;  I always use Oil olive.

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6 minutes ago, Tarteso said:

 I always use Oil olive.

On the other hand palm oil is 50bht/Kg.

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36 minutes ago, digital said:

Is the Sam Son Gold you use the one with a palm & coconut oil blend. Do you use in same quantity as you would butter?

I generally use a bit less ..... maybe 25% less.

Oatmeal cookies with peanuts and ginger and mince pies both work well with SamSon oil.

 

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Olive oil, works a treat. Also use none at all, see below. 

 

 

 

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For baking I use Emborg Cook & Bake.  I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference from using butter.  It's 65 baht versus 149 for Emborg butter, so much cheaper.

 

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13 hours ago, BritManToo said:

I generally use a bit less ..... maybe 25% less.

Oatmeal cookies with peanuts and ginger and mince pies both work well with SamSon oil.

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1 hour ago, Oxx said:

For baking I use Emborg Cook & Bake.  I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference from using butter.  It's 65 baht versus 149 for Emborg butter, so much cheaper.

 

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Emborg 65bht for 250g Vs Samson Gold 45bht for 1Kg.

Or to match similar weights ....... 260bht Vs 45bht.

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