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Cooking ingredients
« on: April 24, 2021, 10:40:56 PM »
Hi...just curious as to what people use in place of "shortening" in recipes. I've never seen anything like good oll' Crisco in the stores, but there must be something???


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Re: Cooking ingredients
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 10:45:58 PM »
From an "Ask Nigella" question/answer:
Vegetable shortening is a white, solid fat made from vegetable oils. In the UK it is sold under the brand names Trex, Flora White or Cookeen. In the US Crisco is the best known and there is also an organic solid vegetable shortening made by Earth Balance.
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Re: Cooking ingredients
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 11:10:49 PM »
Thanks for that info! I usually try to stay away from US recipes, but some are just too good to pass up!


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Re: Cooking ingredients
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 09:57:59 AM »
Hi...just curious as to what people use in place of "shortening" in recipes. I've never seen anything like good oll' Crisco in the stores, but there must be something???

Trex.
It's in the refrigerated section near the butter, pre-made pastry dough, etc.


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