Hi, this may be a silly question, but when converting American recipes to UK ingredients, is it possible to simply replace shortening with butter? Or should something else be used instead? (I'm just a hobby baker so haven't experimented too much with new recipes!)
Shortening =/= Butter.
Trex is Shortening. It can be found next to the Butters and Margarines in any of the Supermarkets like ASDA or Sainsburys.
I would also add 1 TBS of water or other liquid for every 1/2 cup of shortening to compensate for the liquid that is in butter.
I'm half asleep I guess. I totally read the post wrong. Disregard my response.