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Old 05-21-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Butter instead of shortening?

is it ok to use butter instead of shortening for a brownie recipe?

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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You bet it is. The only difference will be the texture of the final product. Butter melts quicker than shortening so the brownie will likely be denser. I personally use butter only in my brownies. Yum! You have me craving them now! Welcome to DC.
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thanks...that makes a lot of sense...its a butterscotch brownie by the way....
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OMG! I am going to make corazon's double decker brownies now that you have mentioned that. Butterscotch on the bottom and chocolate on top!
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Butterscotch brownies will taste a lot better if you use butter, too!
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You bet it is. The only difference will be the texture of the final product. Butter melts quicker than shortening so the brownie will likely be denser. I personally use butter only in my brownies. Yum! You have me craving them now! Welcome to DC.
Butter also has a better flavor, of course.

Works the other way, too -- you can generally substitute shortening for butter in most recipes, if you don't mind the loss of flavor. I seem to recall reading that shortening makes for crisper cookies, but I can't swear to that because I've never done any side-by-side comparisons.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:41 PM   #7
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that's funny. as kids, we only used butter. as adults, the opposite.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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I made the brownies with butter...they just came out of the oven...burnt my mouth thanks to my lack of patience...but i must say my daughter is gonna love it !!...thanks for the advice...if you wanna try the recipe out its at butterscotchcookies.com website.
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thanks...that makes a lot of sense...its a butterscotch brownie by the way....
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OMG! I am going to make corazon's double decker brownies now that you have mentioned that. Butterscotch on the bottom and chocolate on top!
recipes please.

i like to go 1/2 and 1/2 somtimes but i use butter flavored shortening.

i like the texture of the half and half in my baking powder biscuits which come out flaky and tender (i also add a pinch of baking soda)
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Corazon's double deckers.
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