Substitutions for Crisco

Can you substitute canola oil for Crisco? This is for a flat bread recipe.

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

Please be aware, when u heat vegetable oils to high heat, such as frying, broiling, or anything where the heat is more than the boiling point, 212, then the heat converts it into trans fatty acids. It's just the way it is. Use butter or lard, which I know people think is so very bad, but these fats cannot be changed or destroyed by high heat. Coconut oil may be ok, too, I'm not sure.

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

Yes you can use oil. In the flat bread recipe I have it calls for two tablespoons of oil for four cups of flour. I use olive oil and whole wheat pastry flour. If I have it handy I use 2 tablespoons of fat free plain yogurt or sour cream. This makes a very tender flat bread.

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August 29, 20090 found this helpful

Heat will only transform oils if you use them for frying, not for baking. They remain stable in baking. Also coconut oil is a saturated fat, please do not use it at all. Lard is completely saturated since it is animal fat and butter as well. OCanola oil is fine for stir frying. Saturated fats are still on the no-no list as well, not just saturated fats.

You can replace the solid fat with oil in your baking, but since the solid fats contain moisture as well as the fat the ratio is a bit different:

1 tbl oil + 1 tsp. liquid = 1 1/4 Tbsp. l solid fat

3/4 tbl oil + 1/2 tsp. liquid = 1 Tbsp. solid fat

3/4 cup oil + 1/4 cup liquid = 1 cup solid fat

Ihis will keep your baked goods healthy and moist as well. It came with a Mazola recipe book about 30 years ago and I have been using it since with good results

3/4 cup oil = 1 cup solid fat

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August 29, 20090 found this helpful

Okay, what I meant to say is this: saturated fats are still a no-no along with the transfats :) Got to slow down and read my posts thoroughtly :)

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

I have always been able to use Crisco and lard interchangeably. I use my grandmom's recipes and use Crisco when it calls for lard as sometimes lard is hard to find where I live.

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

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November 17, 2011 Flag

What can I use in the UK in place of shortening or Crisco? In the UK we have butter, margarine, and lard. Thank you to anyone who can help.

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

I would think you would have something similar to shortening in the UK, you just might have to look really hard because of whatever it would be called. Here in the US, as soon as Crisco started making the butter flavored shortening, I started using an equal amount of margerine, then later on I started using the same amount of applesauce when I baked cakes, because it was healthier.

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

I just looked on Wikipedia, and there it said in the UK and Ireland there is a shortening called Cookeen.

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, Cookeen or Stork brand should work. Maybe vegetable suet too.

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

Lard always works for me. The best pie crust is made with lard, and I fry with it also.

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

Have you tried Trex? It make lovely short pastry used on it,s own or you can use it half and half with margarine. It's available in most supermarkets.

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November 19, 20110 found this helpful

I remember something called "Spry". When I lived in the U.K. Remember, shortening does not need refrigeration, so you will not find it with the butter or lard. It will probably be with the cooking oil or baking ingredients.

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