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!!
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
A stick of butter is: one cup of butter
Crisco is: solid vegetable shortening
(Hope this helped you)
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.
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.
Kimlee, 1 stick of butter is approx 113.4 gram butter
I don't use a crisco equivalent but some Aussies use Copha
Thanks for the introduction, miss_sweetstory!
Hi and Welcome to CC, kimlee2323.
Decoding CC acronyms:
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:
Australian, British & U.S. cooking terms:
(Site's been updated, and unfortunately, not for the better.)
And the piece de resistance:
(Probably more info than you'll ever need.)
You'll also need to convert U.S. measurements to AU:
Thankyou all so much for your help. Now I can finally try out some new recipes!