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Old 07-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #21
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and . . . Crisco has modified their formulation to be trans-fat free.

does not bake the same anymore, either.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #22
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Unfortunately, even if you just use a little bit of lard, you can't share the baked goods with any of your Jewish or Muslim friends.
Your statement, while well meaning, is very misleading. I am Jewish and would happily eat something with lard. 99% of the Jews I know (in the hundreds of people) would have no problem with it either. Just because someone is Jewish does not automatically mean they keep kosher. I am assuming the same sort of thing is true for Muslims.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #23
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and . . . Crisco has modified their formulation to be trans-fat free.

does not bake the same anymore, either.

The no trans fat formula is an added product. The original is still available
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #24
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I use Crisco in my mother's old recipes, she passed away at 91.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:34 AM   #25
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The no trans fat formula is an added product. The original is still available
interesting - the "original" has plum disappeared in our markets!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:43 AM   #26
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interesting - the "original" has plum disappeared in our markets!

Live and learn. I just checked out their website and see only zero trans fat products! SO has some Crisco stick in the fridge and they are original. I guess it's time to get some of the fresh stuff.

What's the difference in the baked goods with the new stuff?
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:00 PM   #28
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What's the difference in the baked goods with the new stuff?
several years back I switched back to real lard for my pie crusts - which is about all I used it for, so I have no personal experience with the 'new' Crisco - I bought the 'store brand' for some recent product which is not trans-fat free.

I've seen posts from quite a few bakers who experienced odd and in their view unsatisfactory results substituting the 'new' Crisco in 'old Crisco' recipes. I suspect it's just something to be aware of if an old favorite fails to impress . . .
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:16 PM   #29
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Lard is more freindly to your body than is Crisco, but is harder to find anymore. Crisco was created as a "healthy" alternative to lard. It turned out to be less healthy. Lard also produces the best pie crusts that I have eaten. If you can find it, use lard in place of Crisco, or any other vegetable shortening.

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Your statement, while well meaning, is very misleading. I am Jewish and would happily eat something with lard. 99% of the Jews I know (in the hundreds of people) would have no problem with it either. Just because someone is Jewish does not automatically mean they keep kosher. I am assuming the same sort of thing is true for Muslims.
No it's not. A lot of Jews I know, and I'm from New York, even the ones that don't keep kosher, refuse to eat pork or shell fish, and no Muslim I have ever met would eat pork unless they were forced to by the total absence of any other sustenance.
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