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 What is vegetable shortening?

Answer Vegetable shortening is a cooking fat created from vegetable fats through a process called hydrogenation. Although it does not add flavor, it adds a desirable texture to baked goods.ProcessDuring t... Read More »
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Can I substitute melted vegetable shortening for vegetable oil in a cake mix?

You can substitute melted vegetable shortening for vegetable oil in a cake mix. Melt the shortening, then measure it in liquid form. Allow it to cool before adding it to the other cake mix ingredie... Read More »
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Can vegetable shortening go bad?

Vegetable shortening can go bad. Ochef.com suggests the shelf life of unopened vegetable shortening is two years if it is stored in a dry, cool place. If opened, the shortening should be used withi... Read More »
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Does vegetable shortening expire?

Vegetable shortening such as Crisco expires two years after its manufacture date which is found on the bottom of the can or side of the plastic tub. If the container has been opened, it should be u... Read More »
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What is hydrogenated vegetable shortening?

Hydrogenated vegetable shortening is a vegetable oil that has been converted to a solid by the industrial process of hydrogenation. It is often referred to simply as vegetable shortening.Types of O... Read More »
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