Hi, I have been looking in the recipe section at the buttercream recipes, most of them are made with shortening. I am based in the UK, what would a UK equivalent of shortening or crisco be.
Thanks for the help
Shortening is solid vegetable fat. Hope that helps.
Hi Kathryn, shortening in the uk is TREX. Not Flora white vegetable fat.
I had to go and buy Trex to test these shortening recipes. I got it in Sainsburys 1.09 for 500g.
Novel to see the white icing, did not care for the taste or texture!
Thanks for your replies. I am intrigued and want to try it, but not too sure after finding out thats it vegetable fat.
What purpose does the fat have in the recipe?