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  • n. Plural form of shortening.


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  • It tastes exactly the same and functions the same way as the partially hydrogenated shortenings did.

    What is shortening? | Baking Bites

  • Among the numerous products that recently were or may still be made with trans fats are fried foods, baked goods, cookies, crackers, candies, snack foods, icings, and vegetable shortenings.


  • I bought up samples, and began experimenting, trying different combinations and amounts of various shortenings and the custard cream.

    Cake Boss

  • I set about investigating different shortenings I might be able to use, asking my suppliers for some candidates.

    Cake Boss

  • But now, here we have Jap, Chi, and Tai, all used as normal shortenings.

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  • A wide range of oils, margarines and shortenings, and fruit purees can be used for butter, while soy and rice milks can replace cow's milk.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • A few reasons, among them: hydrogenated shortenings and other unnatural ingredients that dont require refrigeration; confectioners sugar, used in American buttercream, which forms a crust on the outside, making frosting less likely to melt and more likely to stick; and simple failure to follow health codes, which, for some sensitive stomachslike Brownscan result in gastrointestinal distress.

    Let Me Eat Cake

  • They appear in many processed foods: hard margarines, vegetable shortenings, commercial baked goods, and deep-fried foods prepared in restaurants.

    Fats: Know Which Ones are Bad and Which are Good

  • There's an interesting article today in the New York Times about using different shortenings in pie crusts.

    Crisco type vegetable shortening?

  • Then we could bring it to hand bysmall but relentless shortenings of the line.

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