virgin palm oil. Tropical Traditions kindly sent me a jar of it to review. I hadn't done much studying up on it before it came and I was a little surprised by it. First off it is a bright orange. Second it isn't a runny oil, it is more like soft butter. Third it has some texture in it- not perfectly smooth (though you don't notice that in the baked goods).
I wasn't sure what I should use it in so my first experiment was to put it in biscuits (which we were having with soup and I put some shredded cheese on top). I didn't expect the orange color to spread so thoroughly throughout the dough but that is just what it did. It is like food coloring or curry powder- the color is very strong! The color doesn't affect how it works however and the biscuits were just fine. There is a slight flavor to the palm oil but it isn't offensive.
this recipe from the Tropical Traditions site. They are Orange (in flavor as well as color!) Coconut Cookies and they turned out very nice. This oil is very nice for cookie baking as long as you don't mind the bright color.
Would you like to try this oil too?
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