Can you use butter instead of margarine for fudge?
Just so, can I use butter in place of margarine?
Margarine can also be used for baking, but it doesn't have as nice of a flavor as butter. So if you decide to substitute butter for margarine in a baking recipe, the cookies, etc. will brown faster. Can they be used interchangeably? Yes, butter and margarine can usually be substituted for one another.
Secondly, is it better to use butter or margarine for baking? But when you're baking, butter triumphs over margarine every time. For cakes, cookies, and pastries, butter (unsalted, that is) provides richer flavor. Margarine, which can contain more water and less fat, may make thin cookies that spread out while baking (and may burn). Butter is also the better choice for frying.
Then, are butter and margarine the same?
Butter is a dairy product, made from milk or cream. "Light" butter contains more water, for less fat and calories. Margarine is an oil-based product. It is typically made of 80 percent vegetable oil and water and flavored to taste like butter.
Should you use salted or unsalted butter for fudge?
Use unsalted butter so you can add a small amount of salt (¼ teaspoon per stick of butter) to the sugar/liquid mixture. Salt tends to stabilize the mixture and keep it from foaming as much. The secret to perfect fudge is…