Hello from Croatia! Please advise what is the difference between butter and shortening? It is quite confusing in recipes..thanks
Welcome to the group!
Butter is a dairy product and shortening is a vegetable product. Butter is more likely to be soft at room temperature and usually requires refrigeration for longer shelf life. Shortening, depending on the kind, is a more solid product that does not require refrigeration and is made out of a lot of different vegetable products.
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What busbqueenb said it is totally right, she gave you a really good description about shortening and butter , what I can add to add to that it is htat Butter has more watter than shortening, 1 cup of crisco (shortening) + 6 teaspoon of watter = 1 cup of butter or margarine.. acording to the crisco shortening brand.
I hope this can help you.
unfortunately we dont have crisco (not under that name) in our stores, but if i mix something between vegetable fat and normal butter, maybe it will come out ok.
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Hi and Welcome to CC, BlueP.
Decoding CC acronyms:
Defining "shortening" as used in baking:
So you know as well, butter has a yellow tint, while shortening is white. So if you are making buttercream icing....people usually prefer it white, unless you are needing to color it....Good luck!