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Old 11-29-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
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What is shortening

I am based in Australia and so far have not found any equivalent to shortening. Several recipes call for it so I either need a substitute or be pointed in the direction of the Australian equivalent

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Do they have Crisco there? That's shortening...
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:39 AM   #4
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I was making "slippery dumplings" that called for shortening. I sustituted butter and they came out great, but I don't think that would work for everything.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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shortening is for the most part interchangeable with butter. One if just a fat from an animal and the other is just fats from plants.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:11 PM   #6
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Superchef, I'm sure you have lard there. Lard works well for shortening. What is it you are subbing it in?
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