Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Better Butter

Have to share this one - good way to get saturated and unsaturated fats together and it tastes great.

250g organic butter (there's an Australian one now - Tatura, from Victoria)
1/2 cup (125ml) rice bran or safflower oil
1/2 cup (125ml) water

Put water and oil in food processor and blend together for a couple of minutes on high. Add the room temperature butter and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. Put into container in the fridge and use like butter or margarine.

This tastes rather like butter, but you are getting some unsaturated fats as well. It is definitely better than margarine, as margarine has lots of different additives and the oils are heated during manufacturing, which can lead to some nasty by-products. So, Better Butter is a win all round.

If you don't like cleaning out the greasy mess at the end, simply leave some in there and make a treat for the family, like some home made bikkies or cakes. Speaking of which, I substituted half the flour in a banana loaf the other day with oat bran - worked a treat and we got the lovely insoluble fibre to help reduce cholesterol and fats!

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