Whats Is Shortening??

Decorating By Steelgoddess Updated 9 Sep 2009 , 12:29am by jamiekwebb

Steelgoddess Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:05am
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Sorry im from the UK and want to make this:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2075/crusting-buttercream-icing-viva-method

What is shortening??? icon_redface.gif ie alternate name...

Sorry to ask so many questions

x

3 replies
dadawley Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:18am
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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. thumbs_up.gif

miss_sweetstory Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:21am
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It's white vegetable fat. Use Trex, (I've also tried white Flora, but my results weren't as good.)

jamiekwebb Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:29am
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soldified oil or Lard (which is from meats and you don't want to use this). it is like solid vegetable oil.

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