Can I Replace Nonhydrogenated Shortening With Crisco?

Baking By JGMB Updated 28 Oct 2010 , 4:11pm by JGMB

JGMB Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 2:59pm
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I'm making a vegan frosting recipe because a child is allergic to milk products. But, I hate to buy a whole package of nonhydrogenated shortening when I only need 1/2 cup. Do you think I could use Crisco instead? TIA!!!!!

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Ellyane Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 4:35pm
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I want to know too! Non-hydrogenated shortening is hard to find.

JGMB Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 2:28pm
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I guess if no one replies, I'll just give it a try with Crisco and see what happens!

JGMB Posted 28 Oct 2010 , 4:11pm
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Well, I made my vegan mummy cupcakes just now. I did use regular vegetable shortening (not Crisco, but my grocery store brand). It worked fine as far as I can tell.

I did notice that it didn't take color as well as I would've liked. It didn't matter on the mummy eyes -- they're supposed to be kind of disgusting anyway, LOL, but I wouldn't have been happy if I were making a pretty cake with it.

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