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11-27-2006, 04:27 PM
I love the oil de coco creme and have made wonderful chocolate and cheesecake with it. Now I see coconut butter also on alissa's site. How would you use this? Any recipes? Thinking holidays. Love, Virginia
11-27-2006, 05:52 PM
I think coconut butter is the same isn't it?? I've used coconut butter in my cheesecake before. I'd like the recipe for what you've made, it sounds divine!!
11-27-2006, 06:10 PM
The coconut oil is just the extracted oil. The coconut butter is the oil and the flesh/meat of the coconut blended. It's creamier and thicker than the oil. I "think" it can be used interchangeably with the oil, but I'm not sure. I have two jars of it and haven't used it as of yet. I think it would be good in that cheesecake recipe, though or maybe for making chocolate blended with cacao and agave or something.
11-27-2006, 10:35 PM
This butter vs. oil thing really threw me off. I tried so hard to melt my coconut butter into oil like the cook books say and it just wasn't happening - b/c just like Rawkinlocs stated, it has the meat in it. Ain't gonn a happen. I kept hearing people say how they loved just eating coconut "butter" off the spoon and couldn't figure it out until I tried the coconut oil that was still solidified - then it made sense. Yum! I haven't tried it yet, but my plan is to substitute the actual butter in recipes that have a solid end result (fudge) and use the oil (or solid oil) in smoothies or off the spoon! I don't know about anybody else but when I use coconut oil in recipes like fudge it makes the dish all grainy and then just floats to the top. When I freeze it, it just makes these little coconut rivers. Maybe I mix too much...
I'm rambling... It's late:)
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