I have been using coconut oil for some time now. I use coconut oil in my soaps. It is the perfect soap making oil. It gives soap a great nourishing lather and makes a hard bar. Until recently I didn't know you could cook with coconut oil (I'm a little slow). Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of their Gold Label virgin coconut oil to try out. If you have never heard of coconut oil before check out this link: What is Coconut oil?
The oil smells lovely! Not overpowering, just a hint of coconut. For my first foray into the world of cooking with coconut oil I picked what I thought was a fairly easy recipe. Tropical Traditions has a ton of coconut oil recipes on their website and I picked a soft pretzel recipe. The recipe was fairly easy. I had to melt the coconut oil a little since it does harden in cool weather. I tried my best to make a pretzel shape but I failed miserably. They looked a mess but they really did taste like a pretzel! They were fantastic but next time I think I'll make pretzel knots or something easier for my inexperienced hands. I didn't detect any hint of coconut in the pretzels and they were nice and moist!
Below is a video on all the different ways to use coconut oil
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