Coconut oil is basically a wide blessing – there is no end to the flexibility of DIY applications (cooking, cleaning products, cosmetics, skin care, toiletries, etc.). Combine them with the health benefits and it is clear why coconut oil has become a staple in so many homes.
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Whether you need to replace butter for dietary restrictions or for health reasons, coconut oil is the perfect replacement. Along with the mild taste, one of the best properties of coconut oil is that it is cholesterol free. If you use coconut oil instead of butter, it's an instant exchange – use the same amount of coconut oil as butter ,
(Although the taste of coconut oil is mild, it can be impressive in plain dishes, so it is not ideal for butter sauces or toasted salt and pepper steak).
Use coconut oil instead of butter for high heat or ingredients that go well with tasty flavors, even if the dish you make is not necessarily sweet. The more complex the taste of the dish, the less the taste of coconut oil. Coconut oil has a high smoke point, making it ideal for toast and omelets. The taste goes well with curry, but also with roasted tofu, pork and shellfish.
Where coconut oil really shines, it is a valuable substitute for baked goods. Like butter, coconut oil is solid at room temperature unlike many other oils. This quality ensures the right texture when hanging and produces fluffy, hard baked products that are crunchy on the outside. Replace butter with the same level of coconut in bakery recipes such as:
- pie crusts
- pie filling
- fairy tale
Coconut oil can also be used to smooth the biscuit or as a spread for muffins, breads and toast.
Coconut oil should be stored well in the cellar. It melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is summer or you live in a warm climate, you may want to keep some of them in the fridge for baking. Remove the oil from the refrigerator 10 minutes before use, but be careful not to melt it.