What is the ratio for shortening to oil?
1 cup shortening, solid (used in baking) = 1 & 1/8 cup butter. Reduce salt in recipe by 1/2
1 cup shortening, melted = 1 cup cooking oil
I never knew there was a 'ratio' in this. I am 68, I used veg oil for everything, amounts the same. A cup of one meant a cup of the other.
In some cases the substitution is not wise. Shortening is solid at room temp. Oil is not. The difference would be in the texture after cooking.
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Can I substitute cooking oil for shortening in oatmeal cookies?
By Nana from Rio Rancho, NM
No! No! No! No! No! When a recipe calls for shortening, it has to be the solid stuff. I made this mistake once and really had a mess.
Cookie dough made with cooking oil will usually be softer and spread out more in the oven than when made with shortening. You can replace the shortening with butter.
I am 68 with 5 children, plus grandkids, etc. I did my share of cooking and baking. I have heard you cannot substitute these items. But sorry, if a recipe said butter, lard/shortening, oil, I used oil for them all and don't recall any problems in how things turned out.
I just made a banana cake and substituted 1/2 cup vegetable oil for 1/2 cup shortening. Plus I added 3 eggs instead of 2 to help keep the cake solid and it baked perfectly and is super moist. I think "Knitter" is experienced and on the mark when she says she's substituted oil for shortening in her cooking career.
How do I convert 3/4 cup shortening to oil?
I believe they would substitute the same, as far as measure; BUT you won't necessarily get the same result with whatever you're cooking! Certainly worth a try, unless you need to be sure your food comes out PERFECT for some reason. If you're baking, it might be flat or otherwise wonky...
To substitute shortening with oil is a 3 (oil) to 4 (shortening) ratio. Since the recipe asks for 3/4 cup shortening you will need 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon of oil. Please note that using oil instead of the shortening called for in a recipe in baking items such as cakes, cookies or pastries will cause the items to be more dense (less fluffy).
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I would use the same amount.
These to oils would measure the same, no difference!
If you are using oil, butter or even shorening in a recipe you will use the same amount. There is no difference in this at all.
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