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post #16 of 38
i presume with the chemistry involved a straight swap is out of the question.
I always substitute butter for margerine...... no problem that I can see....
post #17 of 38
I have never used butter in baking - I just substitute it - I always grew up eating margarine - I suppose its a case of not knowing what I am missing.
post #18 of 38
All I did was just post an article someone gave me. People can use whatever they feel comfortable with. I wasn't out to persuade someone to change what they use.
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post #19 of 38
Butter, butter, butter, only butter!!
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post #20 of 38
I use both, it's according to what I am making. When I use butter, I like the unsalted Land of Lakes.
post #21 of 38
No question....BUTTER!
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post #22 of 38
I use butter. I LOVE the taste of butter. When I make buttercream I use butter, butter flavored Crisco and butter flavoring icon_lol.gif . I really don't like the taste of margarine. My gramma only uses parkay and when we lived with her she asked me to go buy butter. Not thinking, I went and bought real butter. She wouldn't eat it and said my grampa hates butter and wouldn't eat it. Well, we put it on my grampas bread and he said"WOW, this parkay tastes really good today, really fresh tasting". We all laughed(except for gramma, who still insists grampa likes parkay better icon_lol.gif ). Whenever we go over there to eat, my gramma will make a point to say, "We only use parkay here, so you don't get anything on your bread". Gotta love her....she is where I get my stubbornness from icon_biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 38
I only use butter. I wouldn't even buy margarine. I was told years ago that if you put a tub of margarine in the trunk of your car and left it for twelve years, it would look exactly the same when you opened it. The body apparently has trouble getting rid of it because it doesn't melt. AND everything tastes so much better made with butter. Even icings - I don't know how anyone can like the ones made with shortening. Yuk!! Or with margarine. Yuk!
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post #24 of 38
Welcome DoubleTroubleCreations! I'm from the Island as well!(not living there right now though)
Anyways..so with all this talk about using butter or marg. i decided to do a taste test. The cookies with butter won hands down! The marg. ones tasted horrible! My family refused to eat them. So much for the hope of cheaper products.
post #25 of 38
Butter works better for me...when I use margarine, it seems to make my cookies spread too much. I love butter icon_biggrin.gif
post #26 of 38
I quit using margarine years ago mostly because butter tastes so much better. I like to think butter is better for you since (unlike margarine) you don't have to have a degree in chemistry to make it.

Either way, if I take a hot, homemade buttermilk biscuit and slather one with butter and the other with margarine, the buttered biscuit is the clear winner IMO.
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post #27 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by jenlg

All I did was just post an article someone gave me. People can use whatever they feel comfortable with. I wasn't out to persuade someone to change what they use.



I think everyone understands this...and thank you for the article. It's good to have different info. to be able to make choices from.

Now, to my opinion...BUTTER! I have used margarine (Imperial is my choice) in my sugar cookies for one, because it's cheaper to make more batches, and I find that the cookies don't spread. However...butter tastes SO much better. I have done comparisons with chocolate chip cookies too, and I could tell a distinct difference.
Like someone said, a lot of people use margarine, because to them that is butter, and they don't know what they are missing in real butter. When I 1st started baking all I used was Imperial.
Now...even if I have to cry when butter goes up in cost, I have to use it. I get mine from Costco.
post #28 of 38
No 'but's, it's got to be butter!
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post #29 of 38
For you gals that are looking for less expensive PS, butter and shortening that still has trans fat.

I don't know who has an Aldi grocery store but I get my PS for $1 per 2lb bag, $2 per pound for butter, and the shortening there still has trans fat.

I know some of you don't buy generic but it all tastes the same to me.....well these three things anyway.
post #30 of 38
I stock up when I go to Aldi's also, sugar shortening butter, everything. PS is $0.89 for a 2lb bag...don't remember the price on butter its been a while since I've been there. My luck the prices went up on everything.
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