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Old 11-18-2005, 09:16 AM   #1
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Lard. Can I subsitute?

Thumpershere gave a recipe for a pie crust that I want to try. But the only thing I do not have is lard. Can I substitute butter or veg. oil instead?

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I always had trouble making pie crust until I came across this recipe called, "Never fail pie crust" It's great.

Mix and chill for a 1/2 hr. Enough for 2 double crust.

3 cups sugar

1/2 lb lard

1 tsp salt

1 egg

1 Tlb vinegar

5 Tlb water.
I mix the water and vineger and egg together.
Roll the dough out between wax paper that you have floured. Turn dough over a couple times to keep both sides floured. If wax paper stickes a little just peel it back slow. This makes a very flakey pie crust.

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:21 AM   #2
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Lard/Strutto does give pie shells a certain body in its flavour. You can use butter instead without problem, but the flavour will be different, it will be less rich.
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Lard/Strutto does give pie shells a certain body in its flavour. You can use butter instead without problem, but the flavour will be different, it will be less rich.
What would be the correct amount for butter?
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:41 AM   #4
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I recommend you use shortening in place of the lard. Shortening will mimic the properties of lard better than other fats. Substitute equal amounts.
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you can just use the same amount that is called for lard
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:59 AM   #6
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I have used shortning and the crust wasn't the same. Lard is the only way I make my crust now. But maybe yours will turn out with the shortning.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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I agree with Andy that shortening is the best sub for lard.

Just make sure you use a solid fat. Not oil.
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Nothing tastes as good as lard in a piecrust, and it's available in the "lipids" section of your grocery store. Next best thing is butter flavored Crisco.
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Shouldn't the first ingredient be flour instead of sugar?
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Shouldn't the first ingredient be flour instead of sugar?
Good catch, Kaylinda!
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