Can vegetable oil be used as a substitution for shortening in baking?

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No, oil is liquid, shortening should be solid. Margarine or butter can be used as shortening.
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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 )

Can shortening be substituted for oil in baking?

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.

What can you use to substitute for vegetable shortening?

Substitutes for vegetable shortening include vegetable oil (olive, safflower, corn, mixed, and so forth), butter, lard, schmaltz, and applesauce though frying with applesauce is likely to prove disheartening. Choosing the right substitute depends upon the application. . Butter can be substituted f ( Full Answer )

What is a vegetable shortening substitute?

It depends on what you are baking or cooking. Vegetable oil can substitute in some cases. Although it will change the characteristic of your end product because vegetable oil has less "shortening power" than vegetable shortening. Butter can substitute too but you would have to increase the volume an ( 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.

Can cooking oil be used in place of vegetable oil for baking?

I'm not sure what kind of cooking oil you have but most are interchangeable for baking. You just want to make sure you are using a corn or vegetable oil. When you get into olive or grapeseed oils the flavor is more pronounced and they should not be used.

Can you use shortening in place of vegetable oil in a brownie mix?

Yes, oil, shortening, margarine, butter, lard, etc. are all pretty much interchangable in most recipes. The major differences between them are flavour and nutrition. You may need to alter the amount of salt, in particular, you add, depending on how the taste turns out to be. That is a trial and erro ( Full Answer )

Can butter be substituted in place of vegetable oil in baking strawberry cake?

I have often interchanged 'fats' when baking depending on what I had on hand. Sometimes it slightly changed the texture of the final product, but sometimes it didn't. Butter has a higher level of saturated fat so vegetable oil would be lighter , but I've never had a problem by substituting one for ( Full Answer )

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 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 you use expired vegetable oil to bake cake?

Expired vegetable oil may be rancid, in which case it should not be used for any food. If the oil has no unpleasant odor or taste, it MAY be safe to use, particularly if the container had not been opened before the expiration date.

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.

Can you substitute applesauce for vegetable shortening?

Depending on the recipe, you can replace some but not all of the shortening (whether vegetable or non vegetable) with apple sauce. (Don't substitute in pastry, goods which rely on their high fat content (Victoria sponges etc...), or goods which need to have a long shelf life). In most other recipes ( Full Answer )

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

Can vegetable oil be used for crisco in baking?

You can safely substitute liquid oil for solid shortening in baking ONLY if the recipe calls for the shortening to be melted first. You can substitute butter or margarine for shortening ( 1 cup + 2 Tbsp for each cup of shortening). You can also substitute 1/2 cup applesauce or prune puree for each c ( Full Answer )