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b*gger - no butter - can i make a roux sauce w lurpak spreadable?

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Tutter Tue 16-May-06 20:13:37


ComeOVeneer Tue 16-May-06 20:15:28

Yes I often do it if I've run out of "block" butter, it works fine.

oxocube Tue 16-May-06 20:19:57

no problem. I do this often and works

Enid Tue 16-May-06 20:22:36


needs a bit more lfour

Tutter Tue 16-May-06 20:25:59

thanks all. off i go to make me sauce. wish me luck and no lumps please

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Tue 16-May-06 20:42:24

you can also do one with oil. Olive oil is nicest but any would do

apronstrings Tue 16-May-06 20:44:41

I always make ours with oil - works fine - i do delias all in together method and whisk like crazy!

sugarfree Tue 16-May-06 20:46:22

Lurpack spreadable is butter but with a bit of oil added.

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Tue 16-May-06 20:52:05

I don;t think lurpak spreadable is butter with oil added - I think it has a bit of water added - which means that if you like to put a knob of butter into melted chocolate you mustn't put lurpak spreadable in - it makes the chocolate go dry and lumpy. I found this out to my great expense doing dd's birthday cake the night before dd's birthday party. I didn;t know what I'd done wrong so I did it again! it was only after a phone call to good old mum that she explained.

ComeOVeneer Tue 16-May-06 20:54:47

Just checked the ingredients - it is butter and vegetable oil .

GeorginaA Tue 16-May-06 20:56:55

Yes I always do - never buy block butter.

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Tue 16-May-06 20:57:18

you mean my mother is wrong about something culinary. how can this be? but take it from me it still ruins melted chocolate

sugarfree Tue 16-May-06 21:02:05

Sometimes if you melt chocolate too quickly it will seize.I hate when that happens,nothing you can do to rescue it either.

sugarfree Tue 16-May-06 21:04:25

(and I always use spreadable because I forget to buy block for baking and it's never caused a problem with chocolate.
Melting it in the microwave however always results in tears before bedtime so I always do it over a pan of boiling water with the hob switched off now.)

TicTacsMum Tue 16-May-06 21:06:23

Lurpak light has water in it but normal lurpack if perfectly fine

thewomanwhothoughtshewasahat Tue 16-May-06 23:14:03

the mysteries of lurpak and chocolate. My mum swears its lurpak spreadable that's to blame. I never do it in the microwave, always over a pan of hot water and it did it twice. never knew it was called seizing. It all worked out well in the end. dd had decreed a mermaid cake so "seized" chocolate made a great looking stone for mermaid to sit on

marthamoo Tue 16-May-06 23:18:26

Course you can, I don't buy block butter these days (well, only at Christmas).

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