Who uses sweetex shortning? Is it really that much better than crisco? Can I buy it locally or do I have to order it online? Sorry for all the questions, I am really interested in changing over.
Sweetex is a hi-ratio shortening and leaves a less greasy taste in your mouth. Also, Crisco has now switched over to a "no trans fat" version which is even harder to work with. Not sure where you can buy it. Do a google search.
Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:
(What it is, how to use, opinions and where to buy.)
Where to buy small quantitites:
A decent cake decorating store (not Michael's or Hobby Lobby) will carry small containers of hi-ratio shortening you can try.
Where to buy 50# blocks:
Restaurant supply stores, Gordon Food Service (will special order) and large cake decorating stores.
(Also have a generic version that is used successfully by CC members.)
I have been in a stress with using crisco and don't know where to get sweetex locally so I switched to Kroger brand and it is wonderful. That is if you have a kroger around. i do plan on trying sweetex in the future.
Thank you JanH for the info. another quick question...I think I remember seeing some off brand of hi ratio shortening at my local grocery store. Do you think this will work fine. I don't know if any name brand will work. I don't have a kroger so I can't try that one.
Is there anyway to tell by the list of ingredients if my local store brand is a high ratio shortening?
It should say Hi ratio, or emulsified shortening on it.