Advantages MAKES MY CAKES FLUFFY..LOTS OF USES..CHEAP..MEASURED TUB
Disadvantages NONE FOR ME
Stork Margarine was introduced in 1920 and falls under the Unilever brand.*Product*
Stork is a margarine product which is very versatile. It comes in 2 forms :Stork in a block wrapped in foil is suitable for shallow frying and for making pastry.
Stork in a tub is best suited for everyday cakes.You can also use this on toast if you so wish.
The variety I will be reviewing is the Stork in a tub.*Packaging*
The Stork comes in a soft plastic tub with a pull off lid. The main colour is a bright yellow. The top of the lid has the Stork logo in blue and white and a banner stating that this perfect for cakes. This is backed up with various cake images throughout the packaging. The top also has a quick nutrition chart and the best before date.The base of the tub has the ingredients, nutrition and contact details for Unilever. The tub can be recycled and must be kept in the fridge. It can be frozen for up to 3months.
There is an added benefit to the tubs being in the form of an easy measure pack. Under the lid at both ends, there is markings in ounces and grammes. This avoids having to use scales for small baking projects.*The Margarine*
Inside the tub, we are met by a bright, yellow margarine. Despite having been kept in a fridge, the margarine is soft and very easy to scoop out of the tub.*Ingredients*
Vegetable Oils , Water , Salt [1.75%] , Buttermilk , Emulsifiers: Mono- And Di-glycerides of fatty acids , Flavourings , Vitamin E , Citric Acid , Preservative (Potasium sorbate) , Colour: Beta-Carotene , Vitamins A & D .*Nutrition*
10g (2 teaspoons) will provide :53kcal
*Availability and Price*Stork in a tub can be bought in various sizes. My local shop sells this at 89p for a handy 250g tub. Supermarkets don't appear to do this size but they normal charge around 65p for 500g and £1.25 for 1kg.
*My Opinion*When I was a child, I spent alot of time with my wee Granny and our favourite pastime was baking! I was happy to bake anything really but my speciality was fairy cakes and it still is. I would like to inflict this onto my toddler in a hope that we can bond through cooking as he grows so we regularly bake cakes for Daddy coming home from work. Well Mummy does the baking, Boo shouts orders from the high chair and eats the finishing product as the taste tester!
Most of my baking projects require butter or margarine and the only brand I trust to help me out is Stork. I was brought up using this in my baking and wouldn't trust any other brand. It is reasonably priced for the job and although I pay more for it from my local shop, the handy 250g size does it fine..anything more would be wasted.So what do I use Stork for?
My fairy cakes/sponge cake - this is one of the first stages of my fairy cakes. I need to scoop some of this out into my bowl and cream into my sugar before mixing in my other ingredients. The butter creams well as it is nice and soft which makes less work for me as I don't have a hand blender on anything.
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