First of all, I want to let everyone know that my spreadable vegan butter is a variation on the recipe by Mattie at Vegan Baking - he is an absolute genius! I've made his butter recipe several times & absolutely love it. It is perfect for baking & cooking, but just like dairy butter, a little too firm for spreading straight from the fridge, so I wanted to try a softer version I could use on my morning toast. I would never have been smart enough to come up with this without Mattie's ground-breaking recipe. I think it's so generous of him to share it with everyone, & I highly recommend that you give it a try!
It's been especially useful for me because there is no commercially available vegan butter in Australia, & our vegan margarines are a poor substitute for the salty, creamy yumminess of butter. Worse, margarine usually contains palm oil, & in Australia, food labeling laws don't require manufacturers to stipulate that fact, so most products simply say "vegetable oil" & we're none the wiser about whether that means palm oil or not, or whether it's sustainably sourced (which it usually isn't!). As someone who doesn't want to contribute to the destruction of the Indonesian & Malaysian rainforests, home to some of the planet's most beautiful creatures, such as the endangered Sumatran and Bornean orangutan, I want to avoid palm oil if I can.Read More