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Old 04-19-2008, 09:48 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Krystal View Post
That is a really great tip. Can the olive/butter combo be used for baking? I love butter, and always have a stick of it in the fridge for baking...and for my mac n cheese coz it's just SOOO good with butter I don't like to use margarines for baking because I find they don't taste as good and Becel melts too quickly for cookies making them spread and usually burn.
Olive oil has a higher smoke point than butter alone, so it increases the time before it'll burn when used for something like sautéing or greasing a pan for the oven. It will melt faster than cold butter. I use olive oil or the butter/oo mix for most of my cooking though. I don't use it for greasing a baking pan because I just prefer to use a baking spray instead (it's easier). I still use real butter IN a mix like cookie dough, just because I haven't tried the oo mix yet. I usually bake for other people, and I don't wanna mess up my "legendary" sugar cookie recipe.

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