So I just bought a tub of Generic Brand Vegetable Shortening to make buttercream frosting because its much cheaper then Crisco. The brand name is Guaranteed Value. I bought it at Giant Food. I'm worried it won't come out as great as Crisco. Help?
Don't know if this would help but its ingredients are: Partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil with mono and diglycerides.
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
I buy the generic Walmart Brand of shortening with .5 trans fats and it works much better then Crisco. I am no longer a fan of Crisco since they removed the trans-fats. I just don't think it cooks like it used to. HTH.
I buy Crisco still. I got a couple of different store brand and didnt like them as well. I got the walmart brand and it was almost soupy. I had to way modify my recipe to make it work
Make a small batch and taste it before you use it on a cake. My half sister likes to make short cuts in her icing & it's not good. However, I know some from cake class that never used Crisco but their icing still tasted good.
If you can find it try Sweetex hi-ratio shortening. It works like a dream!
I also use the Walmart brand of vegetable shortening and it does a good job.
Whenever I run out of my hi-ratio shortening, I use Walmart's brand. I prefer hi-ratio, because it makes my icing so smooth. But in a pinch, the generic brand works just fine, too.