Crisco - Trans Fat

Decorating By t4beatles Updated 30 Apr 2010 , 5:22am by JanH

t4beatles Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:24pm
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How can I tell if the Crisco is the new trans-fat free version?

Should it show in the daily allowance ?

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andreac999 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:52pm
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Yes. If there are no trans fats it will say 0 or 0% I think.

t4beatles Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:19am
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Buggers - then I got the trans-fat free container!

What else can we use instead of Crisco ?

tesso Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:25am
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i ordered Sweetex from GFS and OMG it is a dream !!! everyone of my cake testers loved it.

Geseka Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:36am
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Some store brands still have trans-fat in them. That's what I use when my local kitchen shop runs out of hi-ratio shortening.

andreac999 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:39am
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I'm assuming you are looking for hi-ratio shortening? My understanding is that anything with 3 or more grams of transfat can be used. I just use the shortening from Aldi, which I think works fine, although I haven't tried Sweetex.

t4beatles Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 2:26am
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Thank you all!

I'll be checking out the different brands. Guess I'll be doing some taste testing. icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:05am
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Originally Posted by andreac999

I'm assuming you are looking for hi-ratio shortening? My understanding is that anything with 3 or more grams of transfat can be used. I just use the shortening from Aldi, which I think works fine, although I haven't tried Sweetex.




All shortening is 100% fat.

Hi ratio shortening comes in different versions: with and without trans fat.

AP shortening (like Crisco) also come in different versions: with and without trans fat.

Trans fat IS NOT what make a hi-ratio shortening different than an AP shortening. Rather it's the amount of emulsifiers in the formulas - and no AP shortening can compare to hi-ratio cake & icing shortening (Sweetex) or icing shortening (Alpine).

Here's a blurb on hi ratio:
http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/tbkhighratioicingshortening.aspx

Hi-ratio shortenings can absorb more liquid than AP without breaking down, the frosting can be perceived to be more creamy (not grainy) and the mouth feel is not "greasy."

HTH

sshelley Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:37am
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can u use trans fat free crisco?

indydebi Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:43am
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Originally Posted by sshelley

can u use trans fat free crisco?



I never even noticed when crisco went zero trans-fat. There were all of these posts on here with people super upset about the change and i"m on the other side going "huh? there was a change? really?" icon_confused.gif

My icing recipe works fine with crisco's zero-trans. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

icer101 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:56am
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When i use crisco, i use butter also. and whipping cream. Never had a problem. Like indydebi, didn,t know what people were talking about . mine was not giving me a problem.

sshelley Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:02pm
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thanks indydebi

Ditto on that!! I just kept reading post about trans-fat and was wondering if it really made a difference. Your recipe is all I us now and LOVE it. Thx

LindaF144a Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by JanH

Quote:
Originally Posted by andreac999

I'm assuming you are looking for hi-ratio shortening? My understanding is that anything with 3 or more grams of transfat can be used. I just use the shortening from Aldi, which I think works fine, although I haven't tried Sweetex.



All shortening is 100% fat.

Hi ratio shortening comes in different versions: with and without trans fat.

AP shortening (like Crisco) also come in different versions: with and without trans fat.

Trans fat IS NOT what make a hi-ratio shortening different than an AP shortening. Rather it's the amount of emulsifiers in the formulas - and no AP shortening can compare to hi-ratio cake & icing shortening (Sweetex) or icing shortening (Alpine).

Here's a blurb on hi ratio:
http://www.thebakerskitchen.ne.....ProdID=266

Hi-ratio shortenings can absorb more liquid than AP without breaking down, the frosting can be perceived to be more creamy (not grainy) and the mouth feel is not "greasy."

HTH




The link to your article did not work. I would love to read it. Can you provide another link or PM me?
Thanks.

LindaF144a Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:11pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by sshelley

can u use trans fat free crisco?


I never even noticed when crisco went zero trans-fat. There were all of these posts on here with people super upset about the change and i"m on the other side going "huh? there was a change? really?" icon_confused.gif

My icing recipe works fine with crisco's zero-trans. http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6992/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing




Ok indydebi-

Shhhh. I am going to substitute this recipe for the Wilton one and make it for my DD's cake for our class this Sunday. Let's see if she notices when she eats it. Trust me she notices any taste difference in anything (miss picky eater is her real name!) For my cake I am going to get brave and try a SMBC. If that fails, I'll just make more of your recipe!

Thanks!

ddaigle Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:33pm
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I'm with ya IndyDebi! I use the crisco sticks because I hate measuring the stuff out of the cans. I can't tell the difference in the zero trans fat or the crisco with fat.

TexasSugar Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by t4beatles

How can I tell if the Crisco is the new trans-fat free version?

Should it show in the daily allowance ?




Crisco switched over two or three years ago, so chances are any of the Crisco brand shortening you have used lately is trans-fat free.

JanH Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 5:22am
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

The link to your article did not work. I would love to read it. Can you provide another link or PM me? Thanks.




Fixed the broken link. icon_smile.gif

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