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What is the best substitute for shortening?

Preferably not a fruit-based substitute

asked by Kullah about 7 years ago

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drbabs
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added about 7 years ago

In cakes and cookies, I substitute butter.

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Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie
added about 7 years ago

For pie pastry, I use a combination of half leaf lard and half butter. For vegetarians, I use all butter.

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MrsWheelbarrow
MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a food preserving expert and author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving.

added about 7 years ago

Leaf lard, duck fat or butter!

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