What Sizestick Of Butter, And What Is Crisco??

Decorating By kimlee2323 Updated 18 Oct 2008 , 12:45pm by kimlee2323

kimlee2323 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 9:48am
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i live in Australia, and am not sure of the size of a a 'stick of butter'. I'm also not sure what 'crisco' is. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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sweet_T7 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 10:17am
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Well, in the US a stick of butter equals 8 Tablespoons or 1/2 cup. Crisco is a shortening used either to fry with or used to make icings... HTH icon_smile.gif

sugarwishes Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 10:19am
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A stick of butter is: one cup of butter
Crisco is: solid vegetable shortening
(Hope this helped you)

miss_sweetstory Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 10:20am
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Hi kimlee2323, Welcome!
In the US a stick of butter is 1/4 of a pound (4 ounces). Crisco is white vegetable fat. I know I've run across the Australian brand name for it, but I can remember!

As a newbie, I recommend you watch for JanH's posts...very informative, and she always knows where to find answers.
Ann

sugarwishes Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 10:27am
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I'm sorry, I did make an error in my post about the size of butter. I was mixing it up with the crisco sticks that i buy. The other posts on here are correct.

jules06 Posted 16 Oct 2008 , 11:47am
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Kimlee, 1 stick of butter is approx 113.4 gram butter icon_biggrin.gif

I don't use a crisco equivalent but some Aussies use Copha

JanH Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 7:22am
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Thanks for the introduction, miss_sweetstory!

Hi and Welcome to CC, kimlee2323. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

Shortening (Crisco brand) is available at www.usafoods.com.au. They have a retail store in Melbourne.
(Link provided by miriel.)

More AU shortening suggestions:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-290533-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-42113.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-290523.html

Australian, British & U.S. cooking terms:

http://tinyurl.com/26xyx4

http://tinyurl.com/33eaop
(Site's been updated, and unfortunately, not for the better.)

And the piece de resistance:

http://tinyurl.com/3gwvm9
(Probably more info than you'll ever need.)

You'll also need to convert U.S. measurements to AU:

http://tinyurl.com/6ovcwc

HTH

kimlee2323 Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 12:45pm
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Thankyou all so much for your help. Now I can finally try out some new recipes! thumbs_up.gif

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