I'm a newbie here. Just a quick question. Besides crisco, what is a coconut free shortening please?
<gentle sarcasm>Butter is coconut-free.</gentle sarcasm>
<more biting sarcasm>So is lard.</more biting sarcasm>
Seriously, though, I wouldn't mind knowing this myself, although "coconut-free" doesn't necessarily equate to "healthier than coconut grease" or "rainforest-destruction-free."
I've always done all my BC all-butter. My cookies are always half-butter, half-margarine. My turkey dressing is always half-unsalted-butter, half-salted-margarine, while my Rice-a-Roni is always a mix of salted butter and canola oil.
A[B]ts due to an allergy. Personally straight bc isnt as stable to me. [/B]
Any Hi Ratio SHortening is coconut free ..
Wesson's "Super Quik Blend"
Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils [soybean and palm], mono- and di-glycerides, polysorbate 60
The Baker's Kitchen Professional High Ratio Icing Shortening
Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (soybean and Palm oils) With Mono- and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60.
Partially Hydrogenated (soybean and Palm oils with Mono- and Diglycerides
CK products High Ratio Shortening
Partially Hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils With FG emulsifiers added.
Alpine Icing Hi-Ratio Shortening
Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (soybean and Palm oils) With Mono- and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60
and then there is the zero transfats ..
Zero Trans Fats Baking Solutions Ratio Shortening
Palm oils With Mono- and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60.
White Cap Shortening
Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Vegetable Mono & Diclycerides, Soy Lecithin
Super Z Cake and Icing Shortening
Palm Oil; with Mono and Diglycerides
As with any allergy, if in doubt, contact the manufacturer !!!