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Has anyone tried making unsweetened chocolate with unsalted butter instead of coconut oil

Commented on July 31, 2013
Created July 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM

I usually make 3 oz 100 % dark chocolate bars with 9 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons coconut oil. The thing is, coconut oil is expensive as hell. Do you think it will still taste good with unsalted butter instead of coconut oil

Seperate question: I accidentally left the lid to my coconut oil unscrewed(just sitting on top of jar but not screwed on) in a dark cupboard all night and halfway into the next day. It smells a little bit different than before but still smells mostly like coconut. Do you think it's still good?

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on July 31, 2013
at 09:21 PM

To echo, BGottfried, ghee would definitely be my substitute.

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:12 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that coconut oil has a different fatty acid profile than butter, since CO is mostly saturated, while butter contains a decent amount of mono and polyunsaturated fat. I don't know much about the making of chocolate, but I expect that the stability of saturated fat at higher temperatures has something to do with why coconut oil is normally recommended for homemade dark chocolate. Long story short, I don't think butter will work as well, but if you want to use it, definitely use ghee, as ghee is purified fat and will be closer in consistency to CO than butter.

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:04 PM

I agree, if it was safflower oil( like I would ever use that stuff anyway) or some other PUFA, it would probably be rancid, but coconut oil is about 2% PUFA so it's probably just odours

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at 05:45 PM

Ok, good suggestions, thanks

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on July 31, 2013
at 06:19 PM

I does still taste good with butter rather than coconut oil (it is cocoa powder and butter...how can you lose?) The texture is different, however. When you make it with butter it softer. I like to combine coconut oil and butter when I make it. Give a mix of the two a try if you find straight up butter isn't to your liking.

I agree, your oil probably absorbed some odors overnight.

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:04 PM

I agree, if it was safflower oil( like I would ever use that stuff anyway) or some other PUFA, it would probably be rancid, but coconut oil is about 2% PUFA so it's probably just odours

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on July 31, 2013
at 05:32 PM

Oil can go rancid, but I would be shocked if it went bad overnight. It likely just absorbed some of the odors in your cabinet. I'd still use it.

Doubtful unsalted butter is as good for you as the oil is. Make sure it is pastured butter (like Kerry Gold). Try ghee.

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on July 31, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Ok, good suggestions, thanks

E7f15b5e573fd65667ea795d7126993b

on July 31, 2013
at 09:21 PM

To echo, BGottfried, ghee would definitely be my substitute.

C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb

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on July 31, 2013
at 07:12 PM

One thing to keep in mind is that coconut oil has a different fatty acid profile than butter, since CO is mostly saturated, while butter contains a decent amount of mono and polyunsaturated fat. I don't know much about the making of chocolate, but I expect that the stability of saturated fat at higher temperatures has something to do with why coconut oil is normally recommended for homemade dark chocolate. Long story short, I don't think butter will work as well, but if you want to use it, definitely use ghee, as ghee is purified fat and will be closer in consistency to CO than butter.

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