SubstitutionsFood Tips
To Top

Can I Use Butter Instead of Shortening?

Can I use butter instead of shortening?

By Jessica from Middletown

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 1, 20110 found this helpful

For most things, absolutely! Just soften it, though, don't melt it! I can't, at this moment, think of anything you could not substitute it for; but I am sure someone will think of some!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 1, 20110 found this helpful

Some pastry recipes insist on shortening or lard, because of the higher melting point and higher stability when warm. You can achieve the same results by adding some finely shaved unsweetened white or dark chocolate and knead it into the butter, before adding the butter to the other ingredients.

Whipped butter is easier to use, if you can get it in your area.

Have FUN!

DearWebby

http://humor.webby.com

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
February 2, 20110 found this helpful

Not in all recipes. Butter will not hold up the way shortening does, it breaks down to much. When a cookie recipe calls for shortening you can't substitute butter as the cookies will not retain there shape while baking, they will flatten out too much.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
February 2, 20110 found this helpful

You most certainly can substitute butter for shortening and just use the equal amount for most recipes. The butter is better tasting than shortening too. ;-) The difference it makes using it in cookie recipes in equal amounts is that the cookies won't be as fluffy as when using shortening and will be a bit crispier but you can remedy much of that by using 20% less butter than the recipe calls for of the shortening.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Food and Recipes Food Tips SubstitutionsFebruary 1, 2011
Guides
corn with real butter
Benefits of Using Real Butter
Stack of butter sticks.
Substituting Butter for Shortening
Cooking With Butter
Cooking With Butter
Muffin Pan
Using Muffin Pans Without Paper Liners
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/07/20 13:53:25 in 3 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!