bostonterrierlady Posted 15 May 2012 , 5:00pm
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I switched to Sweetex and really like it. Do any of you feel gulitly about using something with trans fats? Sometimes I do. But I like the fact it is not going to melt so easy.

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lyndim Posted 15 May 2012 , 5:20pm
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The "Bakers Kitchen" makes a zero trans fat hi-ratio shortening, which is really good and guilt free!

bostonterrierlady Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:42pm
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How does it perform? Is it as good as the regular?

skmorkov Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:49pm
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When Hi-ratio shortening is used, do you still use the same amount that the recipe calls for in regular shortening? In other words, does 2 C of regular shortening = 2 C hi-ratio?

bostonterrierlady Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:52pm
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Yes that is what I do.

sillywabbitz Posted 15 May 2012 , 9:01pm
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I don't feel guilty about trans fat. First trans fat occurs in nature in some foods and second, it's their choice what they eat and cake is usually treat...not something someone eats a ton of.

ibeeflower Posted 15 May 2012 , 9:02pm
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I do feel guilty sometimes. Especially when I wash my dishes and the shortening won't dissolve so I have to scrape it out and toss it in the trash can. I start to imagine that the shortening is still in clumps but in my body.

gatorcake Posted 15 May 2012 , 10:58pm
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

I don't feel guilty about trans fat. First trans fat occurs in nature in some foods and second, it's their choice what they eat and cake is usually treat...not something someone eats a ton of.




That they occur in nature does not make them okay. There is a naturally occurring transfat that one finds in beef and dairy however it has a different chemical make up than the synthetic transfats one finds in shortenings. Natural versus synthetic is an important difference.

eava Posted 16 May 2012 , 2:50am
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Sweetex makes a trans fat free hi ratio shortening, it is called Sweetex Z.

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