Crisco And Corn Syrup

Baking By Louise0303 Updated 8 Oct 2010 , 11:31pm by auzzi

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Louise0303 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 7:40pm
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What would i use as a substitute for crisco and corn syrup?

I cannot get Crisco or corn syrup were i am, and i also see everyone mention it in there forums for decorating?

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msulli10 Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 7:55pm
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Since you have access to the internet you could buy these items online. I use hi ratio shortening (not Crisco) for my buttercream and I very rarely use corn syrup. So make a list of the items you need and buy them on the internet. I don't really know any substitutes.

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windemire Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 8:03pm
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What are you using the Crisco and corn syrup for?

Crisco is just vegetable shortening which is solid at room temperature. If you don't have a local brand, you should be able to substitute butter, coconut oil, or Palm oil, depending on what you need it for.

As far as a substitute for corn syrup, you should be able to use honey or light molasses, though it will affect the taste and sweetness of whatever you're making.

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auzzi Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 11:31pm
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Do a search:
* corn syrup is a glucose syrup - it replaceable with your local glucose syrup or liquid glucose
* shortening brands in SA - Vegcap, Planto, Mastercraft White, Hilite, and Ekko
* try here:
http://www.hudsonandknight.co.za/index.php?page=bakery_fats for distributors and retailers ..

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