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How do I measure 3/4 cup of shortening?


  1. How do I measure 3/4 cup of shortening?
  2. How do you measure Crisco shortening?
  3. How do you measure fat or shortening?
  4. How do you measure shortening for good results in baking?
  5. What is shortening for baking?
  6. How many cups is a 1/2 lb of shortening?
  7. Can you use vegetable oil instead of shortening?
  8. When a recipe calls for shortening what should I use?
  9. How many cups is a shortening stick?
  10. What is the weight of 1 cup of Crisco?
  11. What is considered shortening when baking?
  12. Can I substitute margarine for shortening?
  13. Is lard a shortening?

How do I measure 3/4 cup of shortening?

Take the measure of water in the cup and add to it the amount of shortening that you want to measure. For example, if you want to end up with 1/4 cup shortening, place 1/2 cup water in the cup. Add the 1/4 cup to the 1/2 cup and that equals 3/4 cup. Remember that number.

How do you measure Crisco shortening?

For your convenience, Crisco shortening is now available in easy to measure sticks in both original and butter flavor. Each shortening stick is equal to 1 cup....Crisco Spray.3 teaspoons= 1 tablespoon12 tablespoons= 3/4 cup16 tablespoons= 1 cup2 cups= 1 pint4 cups= 1 quart

How do you measure fat or shortening?

Measure solid fat by using the back of the spoon to press it into the measuring cup and level it. Use a rubber scraper to get the shortening out. There is another way to measure shortening. If you need 1/2 cup shortening, fill a liquid measuring cup with cold water to the 1/2 cup mark.

How do you measure shortening for good results in baking?

Press shortening into a dry measuring cup with a spatula to make sure it is solidly packed without air pockets. With a metal spatula or flat side of a knife, level with the rim. Some shortenings come in sticks and may be measured like butter.

What is shortening for baking?

Shortening is 100% vegetable oil, which allows for a higher melting point than butter, so it stays solid within the pie crust dough in your oven longer. When the shortening finally melts, steam forms in pockets and it puffs the layers of dough apart, making a flaky, but not as flavorful as butter, crust.

How many cups is a 1/2 lb of shortening?

1 cup of shortening or butter will equal 1/2 pound.

Can you use vegetable oil instead of shortening?

If a recipe calls for melted shortening, vegetable oil is a good swap. Just don't use vegetable oil as a shortening substitute in recipes like pie dough, biscuits, or scones—you won't get pockets of fat, so the dough won't puff up properly.

When a recipe calls for shortening what should I use?

Margarine and butter can both be used as a substitute for shortening, though their moisture contents should be taken into consideration before making the swap. While shortening is 100% fat, margarine and butter contain a small percentage of water (so, shortening adds more fat, thus more richness and tenderness).

How many cups is a shortening stick?

1 cup of shortening or butter will equal 1/2 pound. If you are using sticks. It would be 2 sticks because 1 stick equals 1/2 cup.

What is the weight of 1 cup of Crisco?

The volume to weight conversion for vegetable shortening is 1 US cup to 205 grams, or 1 US cup to 7.2 ounces (oz) net weight, at its solid consistency.

What is considered shortening when baking?

Shortening is 100% vegetable oil, which allows for a higher melting point than butter, so it stays solid within the pie crust dough in your oven longer. When the shortening finally melts, steam forms in pockets and it puffs the layers of dough apart, making a flaky, but not as flavorful as butter, crust.

Can I substitute margarine for shortening?

Margarine and butter can both be used as a substitute for shortening, though their moisture contents should be taken into consideration before making the swap. While shortening is 100% fat, margarine and butter contain a small percentage of water (so, shortening adds more fat, thus more richness and tenderness).

Is lard a shortening?

The term “shortening” technically refers to any type of fat that is solid at room temperature, including butter, margarine, and lard. Shortening can be made from either animal fat or vegetable oil, but most shortening available today is made from vegetable oils like soybean, cottonseed, or palm oil.



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