Olive Oil Recipes — Baking

Tracy Dennis

Bye Bye Butter, We're Baking with Olive Oil Now

Using olive oil in desserts is nothing new; traditional recipes for cakes and cookies using olive oil have been around for generations. However, if you want to swap in olive oil for some or all of the fats, like butter, lard, shortening, margarine, or other oils in your baking, there are a few rules of thumb to follow to guarantee success. Benefits of Baking with Olive Oil Using olive oil cuts down on "bad" cholesterol and saturated fat in your baking. It's considered a "good" fat, unlike butter. It also adds extra antioxidants (natural chemicals that help protect our cells) and vitamin E...

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