EQUIVALENT BUTTER FOR OLIVE OIL

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Nancy April 13, 2019
Are you converting a recipe from using butter to using olive oil, or vice versa?
Butter is about 80% fat (varies by country and brand) and 20% water.
If replacing butter, use that much oil & water (e.g., for a quarter cup butter use about 3 tbsp and 1 tsp olive oil, and 2 tsp water).
If replacing olive oil in a recipe, use about 1.25% butter (e.g., 5 tbsp for a quarter cup oil), and maybe reduce liquids in recipe by 1 tbsp.).
 
Smaug April 14, 2019
As well as fat and water, butter contains 1-2% milk solids- water percentage is more likely to be 16-17%.
 
Nancy April 14, 2019
Right.
I was rounding the numbers.
 
Happygoin April 13, 2019
Is there a question there? What are you making?
 
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