Hi Ratio Shortening

Baking By Keciak Updated 20 Mar 2011 , 1:14am by JanH

Keciak Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 11:02pm
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I'm trying to find this locally. My local Cash & Carry has something called Viva. Has anyone heard of this brand and is it really hi ratio? Thanks!

I've just joined and really find the information from the pro's helpful.

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JanH Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 11:38pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Keciak. icon_smile.gif

(Well, with that limited info) according to this Viva product blurb, you've purchased lard:


Hi-ratio shortenings aren't usually found in retail groceries. I'd try a cake decorating shop or restaurant supply store. If you're bold, you can even ask your local bakery if they'd sell you some. And you can purchase online (but normally not during the hot summer months).

Additionally, if you have access to a GFS (Gordon Food Service) the special order manager should be able to order a 50# cube of Sweetex for you.


Keciak Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 1:05am
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Thank you. I'll try you're suggestions. Luckily I hadn't bought any Viva - I was still in research mode!

JanH Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 1:14am
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Makes a great pie crust! icon_smile.gif

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