'Spreadable' Butter

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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby suffolk » September 18th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Hear hear! Miss Mouse breaking down each end of the Dartford Tunnel on our last longish journey was far too ‘exciting’ :o Thank you for your kind wishes :D
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby miss mouse » September 18th, 2019, 7:24 pm

Arrgghh. I didn't want to remind you of that. It must have been awful. However, you survived which is what matters.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby suffolk » September 18th, 2019, 8:43 pm

The car’s had a thorough ‘going over’ at the garage ... she knows the way by now ;) and our fingers are crossed. As OH doesnt drive I drive for two hours stop for one hour and eat and drink and walk around a bit ... and repeat ... so it’s not too tiring. :D
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Badger's mate » September 19th, 2019, 7:10 am

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the relevant body of the WHO, glyphosate is still classified 2A, probably carcinogenic to humans.

https://monographs.iarc.fr/agents-class ... -the-iarc/


The evidence might not convince Radio 4 or Monsanto, and it is never possible to assign definite cause to individual cases (despite what Californian courts might find) but there is sufficient concern to interest the WHO. I'm more inclined to believe them.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Badger's mate » September 19th, 2019, 8:00 am

Yes, there was quite a fuss at the time about Anchor


Somehow this passed me by. I have never bought the stuff, maybe that's why.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Ratatouille » September 19th, 2019, 2:31 pm

I needed some of my usual butter today but there was none. I checked nearly every other pack and they were either "tendre" (spreadable) or 60% fat - written in minute print. The thing is what replaces the butter fat and what makes it spreadable. Unless I have my maginfying glass one would never know and the staff in that section didn't know either. They finally found me some of my usual brand but I really couldn't convince them that it isn't the same as what they had on display.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby miss mouse » September 19th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Badger's mate wrote:but there is sufficient concern to interest the WHO. I'm more inclined to believe them.


I was until I read the salt and BP summary, cutting salt out might reduce a persons BP by 2mm mercury. Hmm when my life hangs by such a slender thread it is time to make my peace with the world. They totally lost credibility for me.

An interesting Ted Talk, a woman doctor saying that hand soap and hand washing facilities saves more lives than vaccination and the rest of the worthy efforts.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Badger's mate » September 20th, 2019, 7:45 am

This is the WHO factsheet on salt.

https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-s ... -reduction

I doubt that this would be considered controversial amongst the medical profession. No doubt someone on the internet disagrees with it.

Glyphosate is classified by some agencies as probably carcinogenic, and by others not. This is not an uncommon occurrence, studies that shows a carcinogenic effect might be given more or less credit by different regulatory agencies when weighing up the body of information. Also, as time goes on and further studies are performed, new evidence comes to light and the consensus shifts. As an industrial chemist for 34 years, I saw this happen for many substances, generally becoming classified more hazardous as the years rolled on.

The classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals has in the past been done differently around the world, giving rise to different information in the US from the EU for example. Over the last few years there has been a move by the major regulatory regimes to adopt the Globally Harmonised System GHS.

Amusingly, the rules around these things mean that glyphosate is not classified carcinogenic under GHS, but due to its toxicity to aquatic life, the safety data sheet is obliged to include the precautionary statement 'Avoid release to the environment'
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Herbidacious » September 30th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Anchor has just released a more spreadable spreadable apparently.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Suelle » December 10th, 2019, 7:26 am

After trying several brands which were available in 250g packs, and didn't contain added oils, only the Loseley brand was properly spreadable immediately when taken from my fridge (which has been checked for the correct running temperature).

Haven't noticed the more spreadable Anchor yet, but it would have to be in a small pack.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Herbidacious » December 10th, 2019, 8:29 am

I bought some of it. It is indeed more spreadable. Also tried some stuff from Waitrose with olive oil in it. I'ts really weird. It falls off your knife! Tastes ok but nothing special.

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/ ... 806-690807
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Gruney » December 16th, 2019, 5:46 am

In her cakes recipes, Nigella Lawson seems always to require "soft unsalted butter". Am I right in assuming this means ordinary butter at room temperature - or a little higher, rather than "spreadable"?
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby earthmaiden » December 16th, 2019, 7:51 am

I would always take it to mean ordinary butter at room temperature ( or even slightly squishier than that) so that it will cream with the sugar etc easily. Spreadable butter often has slightly different qualities such as water being whipped in with it. Some people do use it but you have to get to know it, sometimes it is better if you use slightly less to compensate. These days I stick with ordinary block butter softened.

Unsalted is always recommended so that you can add the exact quantity of salt you need - or none as the case may be. There are very few recipes where it is imperative to do this.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Suelle » December 16th, 2019, 8:09 am

I agree with earthmaiden.
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Herbidacious » December 16th, 2019, 8:44 am

I got my butter out on Friday to come up to spreadable temperature. I made the mistake of not lifting the lid until I wanted to use it (sorry for those who saw this already on FB.):

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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby earthmaiden » December 16th, 2019, 8:51 am

:lol: :lol: how annoying Herbi!!
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby StokeySue » December 16th, 2019, 9:43 am

I got a tub of the Loseley from Waitrose, I hadn’t seen it before, biput I haven’t tried it yet
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby KC2 » December 16th, 2019, 11:49 am

Herbidacious wrote:I got my butter out on Friday to come up to spreadable temperature. I made the mistake of not lifting the lid until I wanted to use it (sorry for those who saw this already on FB.):

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Oh dear! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 'Spreadable' Butter

Postby Gruney » December 16th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Thanks EM and Suelle.
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