All questions

What is the best substitute for shortening?

Preferably not a fruit-based substitute

asked by Kullah over 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

3 answers 1257 views
drbabs
drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 6 years ago

In cakes and cookies, I substitute butter.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie
added over 6 years ago

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

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

MrsWheelbarrow
MrsWheelbarrow

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

added over 6 years ago

Leaf lard, duck fat or butter!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)