Originally Posted by Ally
thanks for the help...but it got a little confusing...
the recipe ask for 1 1/2 cups water and 3/4 cup shortening so i should add 4.5 teaspoons of water if i sub the shortening for butter???
If a recipe calls for shortening and you use butter - you subtract liquid.
If a recipe calls for butter and you use shortening - you add liquid.
For your recipe that calls for 3/4 cup shortning and 1-1/2 cups water - if you use butter you would use 3/4 cup butter and 1-1/2 cups MINUS 4.5 teaspoons water.