Sorry im from the UK and want to make this:
What is shortening??? ie alternate name...
Sorry to ask so many questions
Shortening is a semisolid fat used in food preparation, especially baked goods, and is so called because it promotes a "short" or crumbly texture . Shortening is basically just fat or lard from an animal or vegetable.
It's white vegetable fat. Use Trex, (I've also tried white Flora, but my results weren't as good.)
soldified oil or Lard (which is from meats and you don't want to use this). it is like solid vegetable oil.