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Cookiemonster..Plugra Butter

pamilyn's picture

I think you have all had a discussion here on this butter. You can't buy it in Wisconsin anymore retail , but I can get it wholesale. I LOVE the stuff. Cookiemonster, can I make your butterscotch using this butter? It is 89 % butter fat. This is the butter Zingermans uses in their bake shop.. I am worried it is too high in butter fat for your recipe. Let me know. TIA, Pamilyn

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elizaram's picture

(post #31544, reply #1 of 81)

Pamilyn, last time I went rummaging through the dairy case at Willy St. they carried Plugra. I will check for you next time I'm there.



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pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #8 of 81)

I called, they don't have it. Pamilyn

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DeannaS's picture

(post #31544, reply #2 of 81)

I think they have it at Jenni Street Market, too. Isn't there one on the near west side that's the "sister" to Jennifer Street....

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pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #9 of 81)

I called, the DO have it. Thanks for the heads up. :) Pamilyn

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ghcook's picture

(post #31544, reply #3 of 81)

The Woodman's grocery in Kenosha carries Plugra, along with Kerry Gold and Land of Lakes high fat butter.


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jocelyng's picture

(post #31544, reply #4 of 81)

Do you have a Trader Joe's there?  They carry it and it is less expensive than domestic butter at my regular supermarket.


Jocelyn

pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #10 of 81)

No TJ now, but next year they are moving here. Pamilyn

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jocelyng's picture

(post #31544, reply #12 of 81)

Get ready.  It's the best.


Jocelyn

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #31544, reply #5 of 81)

I assume you mean the caramels? I haven't tried it myself, but I think it would be just fine.

pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #11 of 81)

Thanks...Pamilyn

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mslee's picture

(post #31544, reply #6 of 81)

How cal you tell what the butterfat content is in butter.  I checked all the various packages at my local supermarket and they all say 17 or 18% fat....

pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #7 of 81)

If you do some research the company will tell you.

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schnitzel's picture

(post #31544, reply #13 of 81)

It is 89 % butter fat.


Where'd you read that?


Here's what I found.
Percentage of butterfat:


Kerrygold Irish Butter - 80%
Keller's Plugra - 82%
Keller's European Style Butter - 82%
Lurpak Danish Butter - 82%
Land O'Lakes Ultra Creamy Butter - 83%
Beurre d'Echire (France) - 84%
Egg Farm Dairy Butter - 84-86%
Straus Family Creamery Butter - 84-86%
Vermont Cultured Butter - 86%



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pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #14 of 81)

I'm not sure where I read that. Wishful thinking maybe. Pamilyn

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pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #15 of 81)

I wonder what regular Land of Lakes is? Do you know? Pamilyn

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schnitzel's picture

(post #31544, reply #16 of 81)

Haven't found an exact percentage—they're very sercretive. By law, US butter must contain at least 80 percent butterfat. I'd guess LoL regular butter is somewhere between 80-81%.



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Gary's picture

(post #31544, reply #17 of 81)

It's 80% according to CI.

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schnitzel's picture

(post #31544, reply #18 of 81)

Thanks!


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Unschoolmom7's picture

(post #31544, reply #19 of 81)

I found this at a Super Target today. Bought a pound of unsalted to try for our cookie exchange on Tuesday.


Karena

CANDILADY's picture

(post #31544, reply #20 of 81)

Plugra butter is also available under the name "Kellers".  This is what we use at the pastry school that I am attending.

pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #21 of 81)

I found it today at Jenny Street Market. $3.69 for half a pound..ouch...Pamilyn

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MadMom's picture

(post #31544, reply #22 of 81)

Good grief!  I pay less than that for a pound.



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TracyK's picture

(post #31544, reply #23 of 81)

Don't buy it at that price. It's $3.29 for a pound at our Trader Joes stores.

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DeannaS's picture

(post #31544, reply #24 of 81)

I didn't promise it'd be cheap. That's why I never buy it. (Woodmans has the LOL extra creamy, if I'm not mistaken. But, I'm not sure of the price.)

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pamilyn's picture

(post #31544, reply #25 of 81)

We had it last night. I remember it tasting better. Funny how taste memories change. I think we will have a taste off. LOL extra creamy, Lurpack, Plugra and Grassland extra creamy. Will let you know our results...PamilynThe purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls


Edited 10/17/2005 7:47 pm ET by pamilyn

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MadMom's picture

(post #31544, reply #26 of 81)

I like the Lurpak, and love the Irish butter, too. 



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schnitzel's picture

(post #31544, reply #27 of 81)

Speaking of great butter, 87% butterfat...
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/12/dining/12butt.html


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DeannaS's picture

(post #31544, reply #28 of 81)

Mmmmmm. That sounds great.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

DeannaS's picture

(post #31544, reply #29 of 81)

Jenifer Street has a couple of other brands, too. I recently bought a local one there. It's wrapped in wax paper and uncut (a full pound) and wasn't as horribly expensive. It seemed like it had a higher butterfat percentage, but I don't think it was listed. (It baked like a higher butter fat butter, anyway.) Of course, I can't remember what the name of it was. I like the idea of supporting a local dairy.

By the way, my parents are friends with the folks that own Grassland - really nice people. And, my parents toured the plant and said it was immaculate and amazing.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

soccermom's picture

(post #31544, reply #30 of 81)

<It baked like a higher butter fat butter, anyway.>


I love Plugra and Canadian premium butter but would like to know how they bake differently. I can taste the difference in shortbread and sugar cookies but always use standard butter for brownies etc. I assumed that I liked the "cultured" flavour in the pricey butters. Can you explain what I should be looking for? TIA