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Shortening substitutes

Shortening Substitutes

Shortening is what gives those baked goods that tender texture. It is basically fat that is solid at room temperature. It is easy to store and gives all your baked goodies that specific crumbly texture and delicious taste. However, if you are all out of shortening, you can easily substitute it!
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  • Butter
  • Lard
  • Margarine
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Ghee
  • Bacon Grease
  • Mashed Bananas
  • Prune Puree
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegan Butter


  • Go through the substitutes and see which one seems fit for the recipe.
  • Collect your ingredients and use your preferred substitute.
  • Use the substitute in the required amount and proceed to make the dish according to the recipe.
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