Hi, I have a bundt cake recipe that calls for 1 cup of shortening, and I only have 1-3/4 cups. I really don't want to buy any more because I don't bake that often (or fry) and it won't get used until forever! What, if anything is a suitable substitute? Thanks
From Cooks Thesaurus - http://www.foodsubs.com/Fatsoils.html... - you could use a number of things such as apples butter, mashed banana, ricotta..... several more.
Also, from same source:
shortening = vegetable shortening Notes: Crisco is a popular brand. Substitutes: butter (1 cup shortening = 1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter; butter is better tasting than shortening but more expensive and has cholesterol and a higher level of saturated fat; makes cookies less crunchy, bread crusts more crispy) OR margarine (1 cup shortening = 1 cup + 2 tablespoons margarine; margarine is better tasting than shortening, but more expensive; makes cookies less crunchy, bread crusts tougher) OR lard (1 C shortening = 1 C - 2 tablespoons lard; lard has cholesterol and a higher level of saturated fat) See also: fat (for low-fat or no-fat substitutions)