Fellow cooks (in my case I use this term loosely), this chart is a must have. It is a butter to olive oil conversion chart.
Over the years, I’ve used butter less and less, especially in baking, and I have found this conversion chart to be very useful. Like most folks who now use olive oil almost exclusively, I slowed down using butter when sauteing or grilling (watch the temperatures on the grill) but took a long time to come around to using olive oil in baking.
While olive oil works great as a healthy substitute for butter, you should select an oil that is milder in taste to start off with. I don’t want you to freak out and declare your olive-oil-in-place-of-butter experiment a disaster. I am more adventurous now and am trying greener extra virgin olive oils in my baking. I must admit though that I am not a sweets fan so the savory oils with the peppery finish suit me just fine.
There is an exception, if butter is called for in a sugary glaze to go over your baked goods, stick to butter. I must admit I tried this only once, but it was so disastrous I didn’t do it again. Butter still has a place in Olive Crazy’s kitchen
Here it is. Enjoy experimenting. Maybe you can even perfect an olive-oil-in-place-of-butter pastry to serve your friends when you hold an olive oil tasting.
Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Chart
|Butter or Margarine||Olive Oil|
|1 teaspoon||3/4 teaspoon|
|1 tablespoon||2 1/4 teaspoons|
|2 tablespoons||1 1/2 tablespoons|
|1/4 cup||3 tablespoons|
|1/3 cup||1/4 cup|
|1/2 cup||1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons|
|2/3 cup||1/2 cup|
|3/4 cup||1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon|
|1 cup||3/4 cup|
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