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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:42 PM

Can I substitute olive oil for vegetable oil?

I have some virgin olive oil and the recipe for the brownies (in a box) I'm making calls for oil and I don't have any. What do you think??

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Reply Can I substitute olive oil for vegetable oil? (Original post)
moobu2 Nov 2012 OP
wakemewhenitsover Nov 2012 #1
The empressof all Nov 2012 #2
ohnoyoudidnt Nov 2012 #3
Scuba Nov 2012 #4
valerief Nov 2012 #5
Scuba Nov 2012 #6
bluedigger Nov 2012 #17
Scuba Nov 2012 #18
bluedigger Nov 2012 #19
Scuba Nov 2012 #20
valerief Nov 2012 #26
sarge43 Nov 2012 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #7
ohiosmith Nov 2012 #8
moobu2 Nov 2012 #9
surrealAmerican Nov 2012 #22
Contrary1 Nov 2012 #10
Taverner Nov 2012 #11
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #13
LeftyMom Nov 2012 #14
littlewolf Nov 2012 #16
RebelOne Nov 2012 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Nov 2012 #21
Big Blue Marble Nov 2012 #23
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #24
whistler162 Nov 2012 #25

Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

1. It's probably better for you, but your brownies will taste a little olivey.

I vote, do it!

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

2. Your brownies won't taste "right"

Better to substitute melted butter if you have that. The brownies will be OK with the olive oil just a little off tasting

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:47 PM

3. I tried that once and they tasted a little off.

They weren't bad, they just were not as good as usual.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:49 PM

4. Use motor oil. You won't get that "olivey" taste.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:50 PM

5. Nah, Vaseline is better. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:52 PM

6. Well sure, but it's harder to stir in.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:37 PM

17. Are we still talking about baking?

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:49 PM

18. Now here's a member who is NEVER bored.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:51 PM

19. DEEPLY stirred, sometimes.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:53 PM

20. LOL

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Response to Scuba (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:49 PM

26. No. It's self-lubricating. An oil within an oil.

I've never tasted it but I'll bet many people have.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:23 PM

12. WD-40. It's just not for machines anymore. n/t

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:55 PM

7. I wouldn't - olive oil has a flavor that doesn't go well with brownies.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:01 PM

8. What about Popeye?

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:02 PM

9. I melted some butter, mixed it up and they're in the oven baking

thanks guys.

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:19 PM

22. Just remember, when you substitute butter ...

... your brownies will taste way better than they would have with oil. If you use oil next time, you will notice that they are just not as good as the last batch.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:19 PM

11. Not in brownies

 

Maybe in bread but not brownies

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:18 PM

13. Maybe, but it might make them a little skunky. In general, olive oil isn't a good substitute.

 

It has a really strong flavor. Canola (rapeseed) and corn oils work better. Vegetable oil is basically soy. Sesame and olive oil are not good substitutes in most baking scenarios. They're more frying oils.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:21 PM

14. Your brownies might taste a bit odd.

Got any applesauce? You can use that, strangely enough.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:26 PM

16. beat me to it .... it also makes them

healthier, lower fat content.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:25 PM

15. All I can say is no way. Olive oil is totally different from vegetable oil. n/t

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:53 PM

21. I have done that with brownies.

I think it tastes better. But when it comes down to it, it is all about your taste.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:28 PM

23. Butter is much better! N/T

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:29 PM

24. You can use light olive oil

Virgin or extra virgin olive oil will make for olive flavored brownies which just seems wrong somehow.

I keep two types of cooking oil on hand at all times which are extra virgin olive oil and light olive oil. I use EVOO for salads and dishes where I want to taste the flavor oil. As such I buy a good grade of EVOO that's more expensive. I use light olive oil for sauteing and frying and pretty much anything else that would normally call for vegetable oil.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:41 PM

25. Only if Popeye isn't around!

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