Question About Shorting ?

Baking By Purplerose68 Updated 24 Nov 2010 , 4:40pm by Purplerose68

Purplerose68 Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 2:52pm
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Im in the UK and found a recipe for buttercream and it calls for something called crisco , we dont have that here what can I use in its place ? And is lard anything like this crisco stuff ? ta

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leah_s Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 2:58pm
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NO, lard is not a substitute for shortening. Shortening is vegetable based and has no taste in particular.

Purplerose68 Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 3:00pm
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Do you have any ideas what it would be that I might use in its place ?

jawalk Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 3:09pm
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Butter works well, just substitute the same amount. It holds up really well this time of year.

Purplerose68 Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 3:37pm
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Thanks everyone for your help on this ... ta

cheatize Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 4:14pm
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I believe shortening is called Trex in the UK.

Purplerose68 Posted 24 Nov 2010 , 4:40pm
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Thanks will have a look for that

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