Substituting vegetable oil for butter in cooking many items is a viable option and a healthy decision. Vegetable oil contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, while butter contains saturated fat.Know More
To substitute oil for butter, use 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil or 3 tablespoons of olive oil for every 1/4 cup butter called for in breads and muffins. However, oil is a poor substitute for butter in baked goods such as cookies or cakes where the recipe calls for creaming the butter with sugar and eggs.
Vegetable oil may also be used in place of butter when stir frying and may be used as alternative to butter as a condiment on bread by serving a small amount of oil and some spice for dipping.Learn more about Substitutions
To substitute unsalted butter for salted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt for every 1/2 cup of butter. It is best to let butter come to room temperature and cream the salt into the butter before adding other ingredients.Full Answer >
Butter or margarine is a suitable replacement for vegetable oil in a brownie mix. Melting the butter or margarine creates the same texture as vegetable oil for the recipe.Full Answer >
Generally, olive oil can be used in recipes that call for melted solid shortening. It cannot always replace solid or semi-solid shortening in recipes. Olive oil is itself a liquid form of shortening, a word coined to describe fat's effect on the gluten in flour; it shortens strands of gluten to create a finer texture, such as in cakes, rather than the chewy texture of stretched-out gluten in breads.Full Answer >
Chili oil can be substituted with an easy homemade version. Homemade chili oil can be made by mixing 2 cups of olive oil and 4 teaspoons of red pepper flakes in a saucepan.Full Answer >