Can shortening be substituted for oil in baking?

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Yes. It should be melted and cooled to lukewarm before adding to other ingredients. However, one should consider that shortening is partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which is not a healthy substitute for oil.
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How much vegetable oil would you substitute for a recipe that calls for 2 tablespoons of shortening?

Answer . I would think the same amount. But, you won't get the same results. \n. \nShortening is a saturated fat like lard or butter. Oil is an unsaturated fat. You won't get at all the same results. I would sub butter. If you are veg and you dont want to use animal fat but you are trying to avo ( Full Answer )

Why is applesauce used as a substitute in baking for oil?

For those who wish to reduce the fat content of the finished product, replacing oil with applesauce will cut calories and fat without adversely affecting the texture.. If you are substituting applesauce for shortening, you use half the amount of applesauce. So, 1/2 cup shortening is replaced with 1 ( Full Answer )

What can you substitute for shortening?

butter or any other oil, butter is the healthiest choice and probably the easiest to substitute with. You can use butter, margarine, coconut oil, lard, or palm oil.

Can you substitute oil for butter in a baking recipe?

YES! For cakes and breads there shouldn't be a problem. You can't really use oil in most cookies. You would probably want to reduce other liquids just a little bit depending on the recipe.

Can you substitute oil for shortening in a cake recipe?

Yes, but the results might not be the same. Liquid oil and solid shortening have slightly different properties. You might need to use slightly less oil for similar results, when "creaming" shortening the results do not work for oil, but this step would be dispensed with when using oil. Butter or lar ( Full Answer )

Can oil be substituted for shortening?

Depends on the recipe. If this is a baking recipe then probably not. In a pinch you can usually use softened, (left at room temp for at least 3 hours) unsalted butter.NOT MARGARINE.

In baking what is shortening?

shortening is pretty much butter but you don't have to put it in the freezer or fridge. I have made tortillas with it. It helps it become softer and easier to deal with better than butter,but it is NOT good with can also be make out of veggy oil. its nice and soft easy to work with

Can you substitute shortening for oil in a cake mix?

You could substitute shortening for oil in a cake mix, butit is not recommended. The resulting cake made with shortening willhave a noticeably different texture and mouthfeel. Yes youCan. Shortening.. or Hydrogenated Oil is basically poison anyways.

Substitute for oil when baking a cake?

instead of a cup of oil in a cake, you can substitute a cup of applesauce. you can hardly taste any difference, but it is a lot healthier for you.. You can use a cup of butter instead of the oil too.

Can you substitute coconut oil in baking for butter?

I suppose it would depend on what you are baking. I have used coconut oil to replace butter in my gluten free pineapple up-side down cake. I have not yet tried to use it for other baking, but it works beautifully in the cake recipe.

How can you substitute apple sauce for oil when baking cookies?

Often times, yes, this is a safe substitution. If there is a lot of oil (say 1/2 - 1 cup) it might be better to only substitute half of the oil for applesauce, otherwise it has the potential to interfere with the taste and texture too much.

What to substitute for shortening?

It depends what you are making. Something sweet can be baked without shortening by using cooking oil like canola or butter. Something savory you can use olive oil or butter as well, it really depends on what you are cooking.

Can you substitute grapeseed oil for vegetable oil in baking?

Grapeseed oil is a brilliant oil to use for most purposes. Not sure about deep frying, as this would possibly destroy the goodqualities of this fine oil in particular. I have used this oil in baking for many years with only goodresults to show.

Can shortening be substitute for shortening?

I'll assume you meant butter for one of your shortenings. In most recipes, any solid shortening can be substituted for any other solid. The end product will vary some and in some cases it has to be shortening or it has to be butter. You will just have to try it both ways and see how it turns out.

Can you substitute butter and shortening?

If you want a substitute for healthy reasons, I suggest using coconut oil. It's good for you and tastes good. Otherwise, organic's always better! Butter is shortening. It's also a natural product without - in most countries - artificial additives enhancing its flavour or colour, unlike margarine ( Full Answer )

Can vegetable oil be substituted for butter in baking?

No. In many baking recipes, a combination of butter and sugar provides a solid base. Once the batter is baked, the butter melts over time and is spread evenly throughout the goods. Using melted butter or liquid oils will weigh down your batter and cause the bottoms of your goods to be greasy and/or ( Full Answer )

Can you substitute olive oil with vegetable oil for baking and frying?

Yes, to some extent. The taste of olive oil will be noticeable in the final product, so olive oil can only be used in products where that taste will be acceptable. Olive oil also has a lower smoke point than other oils, so it is not appropriate for frying at high temperatures.

Can vegetable oil be substituted for melted shortening?

It depends on the recipe. Shortening becomes solid at room temperature while vegetable oil does not. So vegetable oil may be substituted for melted shortening only in recipes that do not depend on shortening becoming solid for texture when cooled.

Can butter made with olive oil replace shortening in baking?

Butter is made from milk. I can not be made from olive oil. Olive oil comes from olives and butter comes from a milk of some short (usually from cow's milk). If you are thinking of the margarine made with olive oil this is likely the spreadable kind that you buy in tub. This is not the same thing ei ( Full Answer )

Can you substitute shortening for vegetable oil in a cake?

um no you definitely cant. the oil is there to help the cake get more moist. the shortening will make it super dense and that's not good in a cake. also, i wont cook properly. i wouldn't if i were you.

When baking can you substitute vegetable oil for cooking oil?

"Cooking oil" is actually a broad term for purified fat derived from plants which is normally liquid at room temperature. "Vegetable oil," when used to label a cooking oil product may refer to a specific oil like rapeseed oil or to a blend of different oils. Not all vegetable oils are edible - some ( Full Answer )

Can you use coconut oil instead of shortening for baking?

Coconut oil can be used successfully in most baked goods including: . Baked oatmeal . Cornbread . Yeast bread . Quick breads (sweet breads) . Crackers . Cakes . Muffins . Granola . Granola Bars . Waffles . Biscuits . Scones . Pie crust