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Olive Oil Baking

Olive Oil BakingThere are lots of baking recipes that call for vegetable oil. This means that you should use vegetable oil (usually a blend of oils labeled generically) or another nearly flavorless oil, such as canola. You can use other oils, like olive oil, but it’s not always the best choice for baked goods because it has a strong flavor. Olive Oil Baking is a cookbook all about incorporating olive oil into baked goods, with recipes that either balance out its flavor or highlight it. The idea behind the book is that you can get the heart-healthy benefits of olive oil in some everyday dishes, but it’s really just a good choice if you’re a fan of the flavor of olive oil in general and want to incorporate more of it into your diet.

The book covers all the standard categories of baked goods, from muffins, cakes and yeast breads to cookies and waffles (a lot like the categories on this site!). The recipes are easy to read and easy to follow. They also all come with some of the nutritional information listed, such as whether they’re high in vitamin A or a good source of antioxidants. It is also indicated when a recipe is dairy free, vegan or otherwise suitable for a restricted diet.

One of the only negatives here is that the book isn’t illustrated. That said, for a cookbook that is trying to emphasize the health aspects of the ingredients in its recipes, perhaps it’s a good thing that it doesn’t tempt readers with too many photos!

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26 Comments
  • pity
    September 7, 2009

    i love olive oil, well, what can i say? i am spanish, and i learned since when i ws a child to eat with olive oil, it was always at the table, and now i bake with it too, and everything it tastes delicious, specially sponges, so,i am so happy about this books, it looks really interesting,

    love your blog,

    cheers from london,

    pity

  • Kalyn
    September 7, 2009

    I’m sold on the idea! Just ordered the book, thanks.

  • cal orey
    September 7, 2009

    Hey there. Just notice Olive Oil Baking on http://www.amazon.com is teamed with my book The Healing Powers of Olive Oil. Small world. And yep,I can personally attest you certainly can use olive oil as your main fat in all baking…I do. I learned this from Gemma Sciabica, a fab octogenarian bakeress! OMG. The biscotti she has sent me is to die for…And Sciabica olive oil? In my pantry. Don’t skimp on olive oil. Plus yes, EVOO is the one to use despite what folks say.
    P.S. Did you know some folks, like one well known doc, took a bit of light olive oil before meals–like some do with ACV–to help him lose unwanted lbs. It worked.

  • Carmen Designermode
    September 28, 2009

    since a very long time i am searching for a book like that. i love the taste of olive-oil and olives as well. you could call me a real fan 😉 i will order the book immediately and wanna thank you for the tipp!

  • Pavlina
    October 2, 2009

    I use the extra-light olive oil for everything. It doesn’t really have a taste to it. I would never have thought of baking sweets with EVOO though.

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    October 6, 2009

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    October 7, 2009

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