Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coconut Oil

My friend Cindy told me she had been cooking a lot with coconut oil.  I have a container of it but really haven't used it.  I believe I got mine from Wal-mart.  Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but melts to the touch.  Cindy also uses it on her hands as a moisturizer. 
This week I was in the mood for brownies but didn't have any vegetable oil.  How would coconut oil work?  I had my doubts when the oil could be seen in the batter in tiny balls but I threw the pan in the oven anyway.
They tasted great!  I just used a boxed recipe and the coconut oil added something special.  It didn't taste coconutty it just tasted yummier than usual.
I'm going to use it to grease my pan for some shrimp later on this week.  I think it's going to be just as good as though brownies.  Thanks Cindy!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.