How to Cut in Cooking Fats?

Answer Pastry blenderCutting in fat or shortening in cooking is very easy to do. This baking technique is normally used to make biscuits or pies. Some muffin recipes may use this method of distributing fa... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Cut in Cooking Fats

Does pan frying convert unsaturated (good) fats into trans fats?

Trans fats are artificially created fats which are hard for the body to break down due to their chemical structure. Creating these fats is a lot more complex than simply frying unsaturated fats. ... Read More »

Is it true that Soy milk contains trans fats (hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats)?

Hydrogenated fats are, in fact, very bad for you. Hydrogenation causes typically unsaturated fats to become saturated. Trans fatty acids are also created by the hydrogenation process. To answer you... Read More »

Why are trans unsaturated fats more harmful than unsaturated fats?

In order to make a trans fat, an unsaturated fat must be heated to high temperatures, which greatly increases the rate of oxidation. The amount of oxidated fats in the diet is one of the chief fact... Read More »

Is cooking sherry used just like infused cooking oils?

No. Oils and alcohols have two different functions. For example alcohols are frequently used to de-glaze a pan to start to use the burnt on goodies as the basis of a sauce or a gravy.