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Old 10-27-2007, 09:30 PM   #1
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Question for "experienced" bakers about an OLD Ingredient

I just recently found a copy of the Pillsbury Bake-off Contest top 100 recipes, circa 1952. Several of the recipes call for a product called "Homegenized Spry". From the way the recipe is written, that's a brand name and product. Since it's always creamed with sugar, I'm thinking this is a fat of some kind, like margarine. Am I correct?

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Allen, Spry was a product that I grew up with. You can substitute Crisco for it. It's another maker's version of vegetable shortening.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Not sure what an OL is but can guarantee that SPRY is vegetable shortening.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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Not sure what an OL is but can guarantee that SPRY is vegetable shortening.
I'm puzzled, Andy. Where does your "OL" reference come from? I looked at the Wikipedia link and didn't see it there.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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I'm puzzled, Andy. Where does your "OL" reference come from? I looked at the Wikipedia link and didn't see it there.


It's in the title of this thread
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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OK I think he just ran out of typing room. Probably should be OLd ingredient.
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Okay, I see. I think the OP meant "about an OLD....whatever." Never even noticed that. Guess I'm not as "spry" as I used to be.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:10 AM   #10
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Gosh, I haven't thought about, or seen, Spry in years.

I love those old booklets put out by companies with recipes, cooking advice, and, of course, ads. Have a small collection. Try to keep the amount of stuff we accumulate to a minimum these days, am failing miserably on that. I wonder if anyone else sorta collects those things.
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