"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-24-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Can you freeze Crisco?

Does anyone know if you can freeze Crisco (solid shortening)? I have to bring mine in a suitcase as you can't get solid shortening here. Thanks for any info that you may have.

__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 03:42 AM   #2
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: japan
Posts: 462
no problem there, expat. i buy butter in bulk when it's on sale and freeze it all the time. on the other hand, unless you're expecting it to melt for some reason, there's no real need to.
__________________

__________________
let me make sure that wine's ok before i use it.
philso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 06:04 AM   #3
Executive Chef
 
VeraBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: northern NJ
Posts: 3,683
It is my understanding that it won't freeze, it may solidify a bit more, but it won't freeze. If you put it in a suitcase, most cargo holds are not heated, so it shouldn't matter. Just double wrap it in plastic.

Can't someone ship it to you??
__________________
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???
VeraBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 06:27 AM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Corey123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: East Boston, MA.
Posts: 2,881
I've never done it, but I don't think that it would hurt.


~Corey123.
__________________
Corey123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 07:55 AM   #5
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Thanks for all your replies---I just wanted to save what Crisco I had left by freezing it--I don't bake a whole lot but when I do (brownies and cookies) it's nice to have it on hand. I wished that I could have it shipped over here, VeraBlue, but we're lucky to even have a magazine sent over here and if it's People Magazine it will be stolen most of the time. Ha! So thanks for the input.
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 10:08 AM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Corey123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: East Boston, MA.
Posts: 2,881
And BTW, I had to throw away a can of store-brand shortening because it stayed out in the hall and got stale.

But whenever possible, I DO keep it in the fridge.


~Corey123.
__________________
Corey123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 10:11 AM   #7
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,387
No need to freeze it. According tot he Crisco website it can be kept at room temperature.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 10:20 AM   #8
Executive Chef
 
Corey123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: East Boston, MA.
Posts: 2,881
But for longer storage, it should at least be kept in the fridge, especially if it's not used regularly.

It WILL eventually go bad if allowed to sit out too long, and I believe that it DOES have an expiration date printed on the can's label.


~Corey123.
__________________
Corey123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 10:24 AM   #9
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,387
If you choose to refrigerate it rather than storing it at room temperature, I'm sure it won't be harmed.

Do you refrigerate vegetable oil?
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 10:41 AM   #10
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Thanks y'all---I'll at least put 2/3 in the fridge and 1/3 in the freezer and see what happens---I know that it will only last about a year (I'm almost there) if left on the shelf without going rancid. You guys are great!!!!!!
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.