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Shortening vs. Lard

by dimsumgirl 5 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 ...


sandylc commented 22 hours ago


by sandylc 4 months ago

I just want to throw this question out there: Do you consider a bakery to be of high quality if they use shortenin...


Dogboa commented 4 months ago

Shortening use past shelf life

by sbbodcderf 5 months ago

I have a can of shortening "prepared from meat fats and vegetable oils" thats one year past its shelf life. Its st...


sbbodcderf commented 5 months ago

Chilling shortening - how long?

by Nikki NYC 7 months 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 cr...


NE_Elaine commented 7 months ago

Lard vs shortening vs butter

by lacoet 8 months ago

I'm confused. I thought I had read somewhere that butter and lard weight the same but shortening weights less than bu...

paulj commented 8 months ago

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

by FlavoursGal 10 years ago

Contrary to what we've been led to believe for years, coconut oil is extremely heart-healthy. Because it looks like ...


maccrogenoff commented 9 months ago

Shortening Substitutions?

by breck007 1 year 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...

nothingswrong commented 1 year ago

Shortening substitute?

by jacquelyncoffey 7 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 t...


lucy02345 commented 2 years ago

what is shortening?

by mgebs 2 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 pre...

sunshine842 commented 2 years ago

Need opinions-shortening vs butter in cookies

by danhole 9 years ago

I read a small clip in the paper about baking cookies. It stated that to get soft chewy cookies, you should use short...


Sammiek commented 2 years ago

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