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What is the best substitute for shortening?

Preferably not a fruit-based substitute

asked by Kullah about 5 years ago
3 answers 1071 views
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added about 5 years ago

In cakes and cookies, I substitute butter.

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added about 5 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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added about 5 years ago

Leaf lard, duck fat or butter!