Substituting Butter for Shortening When Baking?

Can butter be substituted for shortening in a sweet bread recipe?

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December 12, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, good luck.

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December 14, 20090 found this helpful

I never use shortening in any of my baking for health reasons, because shortening is high in trans fats. I use olive oil and my sweet breads turn out fine (banana bread, pumpkin bread, date & nut loaf, etc). If using butter, I would suggest unsalted butter, or if using regular (salted) butter, reduce the salt in your recipe by 1/8 teaspoon.

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December 14, 20090 found this helpful

Yes but be aware that it might slightly change the taste or texture depending on what you're cooking or baking. Here's the rule of thumb substitution:

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1 cup shortening equals 1 cup butter minus 1/2 teaspoon salt from the recipe.

If you're asking for substitution for skillet type cooking please keep in mind that butter has a much lower burning point than shortening.

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