Shortening vs. Lard

by dimsumgirl 10 years ago

I have a recipe that calls for shortening. I have lard but no shortening. Should I use the lard or just wait until I can go out and buy the shortening? How different are they? I'm making ginger...

Substitute for shortening in pound cake

by emily49 4 years ago

When i looked up 'substitute for shortening' it said butter or margarine but i have tried that in a different recipe and it did not turn out right. But all recipes are different so i was wondering ...


by sandylc 5 years ago

I just want to throw this question out there: Do you consider a bakery to be of high quality if they use shortening in their goods?

Shortening use past shelf life

by sbbodcderf 5 years ago

I have a can of shortening "prepared from meat fats and vegetable oils" thats one year past its shelf life. Its still pure white and I don't detect a bad odor. I don't do much baking, so main...

Chilling shortening - how long?

Nikki NYC
by Nikki NYC 5 years ago

I have a silly question for all you pie bakers out there. How long does it take you to chill shortening? I baked a crust with 50/50 butter/shortening crust and it was very difficult to roll out and...

Lard vs shortening vs butter

by lacoet 5 years ago

I'm confused. I thought I had read somewhere that butter and lard weight the same but shortening weights less than butter. Now I found a site that equals lard and shortening in weight, and says bu...

Coconut Oil - A Great Alternative to Butter and Shortening for Pie Crusts

by FlavoursGal 15 years ago

Contrary to what we've been led to believe for years, coconut oil is extremely heart-healthy. Because it looks like semi-solid vegetable shortening, it's been lumped together with unhealthy hydrog...

Shortening Substitutions?

by breck007 6 years ago

I'm making a recipe from the 1930's that calls for shortening. I do not want to use shortening for health issues and, honestly, I just don't like it. Can I sub butter for the shortening and if so...

Shortening substitute?

by jacquelyncoffey 12 years ago

Hi, I have a bundt cake recipe that calls for 1 cup of shortening, and I only have 1-3/4 cups. I really don't want to buy any more because I don't bake that often (or fry) and it won't get used un...

what is shortening?

by mgebs 7 years ago

My husband came home with a 42 oz. can of "shortening" to make biscuits. I have always used butter. It says it is prepared from meat fats and vegetable oils with mono- and diglycerides added, BHA a...

Need opinions-shortening vs butter in cookies

by danhole 14 years ago

I read a small clip in the paper about baking cookies. It stated that to get soft chewy cookies, you should use shortening. Butter yields crisper cookies. I have a great sugar cookie recipe that is...

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