- Jun 20, 2015
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I've been playing around with a palm-free, animal fat-free recipe and have made a few batches with minor tweaks to compare. I've been using coconut oil, cocoa butter, castor, sweet almond, olive pomace, rice bran and shea butter as the base. One of my favourite suppliers has just added mango butter and almond butter, and the prices are reasonable. I'm wondering if 4 different butters might be too much? What are the downfalls to using too much butter? I've been using cocoa butter and shea butter at 5-12% each, and I would be looking to add almond and mango at 5-6% each. I've run a few test recipes through SoapCalc and the numbers look good - creamier, slightly harder than my current recipe (I'm finding the texture upon unmoulding really fudgey, not a major issue but would like it a little firmer).