Margarine: What is margarine?

Margarines are made primarily from vegetable oils (to some extent hydrogenated) with a small fraction of milk powder and bacterial culture to give a butter-like flavor. Margarines are very versatile and include:

Margarine may be obtained white, but is generally colored. Margarine has a fat content ranging from 80% to 85%, with the balance pretty much the same as butter.

General Purpose Margarine : General purpose margarine with a low melting point, suitable for blending in dough and general baking

Cake Margarine : Cake margarine with excellent creaming qualities

Roll-in Margarine : Roll-in margarine, which is plastic and suitable for Danish pastries

Puff Pastry Roll-in : Puff pastry roll-in, which is the most waxy and has the highest melting point