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Offline Cheryl

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Shortening substitute
« on: March 22, 2017, 05:52:00 AM »
I am wanting to make a batch of refrigerator dough, but the recipe calls for shortening.  I never buy it.  I have butter and lard I can use as a substitute.  Which do you think would be best?  I'll be using this dough to make pizza crusts and dinner rolls, maybe hamburger buns too.
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Offline Cheryl

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Re: Shortening substitute
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 09:30:01 AM »
I ended up subbing coconut oil for the shortening and no one noticed.  The dough was a little hard to handle when I first removed it from the refrigerator, but I left it sitting in the bowl on the counter to come to room temperature, then it was easy to roll into pizza crust.   I used some of the dough to make dinner rolls last night, and will use the rest to make garlic breadsticks.
Cheryl in Alabama
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Mother to Lana & Emily
Nana to Logan & Madilyn

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Re: Shortening substitute
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 08:16:46 PM »
Spectrum Palm Shortening is a good substitute when baking.  :)

Offline Cheryl

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Re: Shortening substitute
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 06:35:54 AM »
Thanks!  I'll look for that. :)
Cheryl in Alabama
Wife to Tony
Mother to Lana & Emily
Nana to Logan & Madilyn