LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 1:18am
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I just opened up my first container of hi ratio shortening, and it's not at all what I expected.  It's a creamy consistency, and I'm used to the more solid generic shortening I buy at the store.  Is this normal????    Do you have to add more sugar with HRS?

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LKing12 Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 2:15am
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I use Sweetex and it is very solid until you start mixing and adding to it.  Could yours have gotten hot?  You add sugar and flavorings just like you would with shortening per your recipe.
 

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 2:19am
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It got delivered through UPS.  Is it ruined if it gets hot?   The shortening I buy at the store is solid compared to this.  I think it's CK brand.
 

leah_s Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 2:53am
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ACK is sort of soft and fluffy. Sweetex and Alpine are firmer. Having used all three there's no difference in the finished product.

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 2:57am
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Is this normal looking for the CK brand HRS?

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 2:59am
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Ok, soft and fluffy describes this.  Much different than what I buy at the store, so I was a little shocked!  I'll go ahead and try it. Thanks so much for the answers!!!

leah_s Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 9:02am
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AThat looks melted.

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 12:37pm
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Ugh.  Well, I made the batch without seeing the reply about it looking melted.  The texture was nice.  I didn't quite like the flavor as much as my normal icing.  There was definitely more of a shortening taste, and less of a butter taste. I don't know if I should try another brand or what.

 

I'm going to call the place where I bought it this morning to find out if it's melted, and if it's harmful.  I only used it as a crumb coat last night.

keepingitreal21 Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 4:03pm
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My hi ratio shortening from CK always appears soft and fluffy (melted). But my frosting always comes out well. The outcome of your frosting should be different from regular shortening due to the hi fat content of the hi ratio. It should be like night and day. The grainy texture shouldn't exist with hi ratio, it should be a creamier consistency, velvet like. I was so shocked by how much of a difference it made the first time I used it. I went running around my house making everyone taste my buttercream. HTH.

 

LoriMc Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 4:14pm
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My hi ratio shortening from CK always appears soft and fluffy (melted). But my frosting always comes out well. The outcome of your frosting should be different from regular shortening due to the hi fat content of the hi ratio. It should be like night and day. The grainy texture shouldn't exist with hi ratio, it should be a creamier consistency, velvet like. I was so shocked by how much of a difference it made the first time I used it. I went running around my house making everyone taste my buttercream. HTH.

 

 



The texture was nice, but I'm not on board with the change in flavor.  Did you have to adjust your flavorings?  When I first tasted it, I thought I had forgotten to put them in, but I did.  Just had a stronger shortening taste.

keepingitreal21 Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 5:30am
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The texture was nice, but I'm not on board with the change in flavor.  Did you have to adjust your flavorings?  When I first tasted it, I thought I had forgotten to put them in, but I did.  Just had a stronger shortening taste.

I didn't have to adjust my flavoring but it could be because my combination is just a heavy flavoring anyway. I use butter, almond and vanilla flavoring.

morganchampagne Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 6:27pm

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Ugh.  Well, I made the batch without seeing the reply about it looking melted.  The texture was nice.  I didn't quite like the flavor as much as my normal icing.  There was definitely more of a shortening taste, and less of a butter taste. I don't know if I should try another brand or what.

I'm going to call the place where I bought it this morning to find out if it's melted, and if it's harmful.  I only used it as a crumb coat last night.

Idk if you've already tried this but you could add some butter flavoring! That makes it a little better

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