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    When Cooks.com recipe calls for shortening, does it mean like "Crisco"?

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    Trusted Senior Member brigid's Avatar
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    Yes. If you want more flavor you can substitute butter, though. Sometimes I do. If the flavor is very delicate, go ahead and use the shortening. It won't compete with delicate flavors.

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    I agree with Brigid. At least, that is what i use all the time.

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    Shortening is a trans fat so go easy on your intake. I'd use butter all natural ingredient or half and half.

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    You can even use lard, no trans fat there.....

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