Buttercream And Shortening

Decorating By kathrynmc Updated 8 Feb 2009 , 10:12pm by kathrynmc

kathrynmc Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 1:21pm
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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

Kathryn

4 replies
Eisskween Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 1:33pm
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Shortening is solid vegetable fat. Hope that helps.

bashini Posted 6 Feb 2009 , 10:41pm
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Hi Kathryn, shortening in the uk is TREX. Not Flora white vegetable fat. icon_smile.gif

banba Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:44am
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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!

kathrynmc Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 10:12pm
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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?

Thanks

Kathryn

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