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Shortening is made from hydrogenated vegetable oil, such as soybean oil, while lard is made from animal fat. But you can use shortening in recipes that call for lard.

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Q: Can you use shortening in place of lard?
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Can shortening be used in place of lard?

Yes, shortening is a direct replacement for lard.

How much crisco shortening do I use in place of lard say i want to use 4ozs of lard I don't have any cups what Americans use for weight?

4 oz

Can I use shortening in my Tamales, instead of lard?

Vegetable shortening will work just as well as lard for making tamales, and is ideal when entertaining vegetarians. Vegetable shortening works just like lard and can always be substituted.

Can lard be used in place of shortening?

usually, yes. In fact, lard really makes some pastries taste so much better. However, lard is animal fat and therefore, not healthy. If you use it rarely, then enjoy the better taste, but if you cook with it routinely, switch to shortening.

Can you use lard in frosting?

Yes, lard can be used in frosting in place of butter or shortening. However the icing will take on any taste or odor the lard has Additional flavorings might correct this problem.

Use lard instead of shortening?

Shortening didn't come about until the 20th century, lard was used in place of shortening because it was what was on hand. When making things like biscuits and cornbreads country cooks often used bacon drippings (grease saved from cooking bacon).

Can you use lard in cupcakes?

No, use shortening, margarine or butter, lard makes them greasy and taste terrible.

What ingredient can you use if you don't have of Shortening?

for many years lard was used before shortening. nowadays, lard is hard to find but it makes dugh ver tender and flaky.

Is there an equivalent to shortening?

If you mean lard shortening, you exchange it for vegetable shortening. Or, you can use butter. Brought to you by: MamaSayCupcake (

If the recipes calls for butter and shorting what can use instead of shortening?

In some recipes, oil works well in place of shortening. If a solid fat is needed, lard or schmaltz (chicken fat) will work.

Is lard shortening?

No. Lard is animal fat and shortening is vegetable oil that has been hydrogenated.

What can you use instead of lard in bread?

shortening, butter or margarine

What can you use instead of shortening when baking?

Butter, lard, or veg oil.

What is the ratio for shortening in stead of lard when making bread?

Shortening is the same as lard, so the ratio is 1:1.

Can you use Lard in making cookies instead of shortening?

No, making this substitution is not advisable. Lard will give your cookies a strange flavour and texture.

What is vegetable lard?

There is really no such thing as vegetable lard. Lard refers to a fat coming from an animal. There is such thing as vegetable fats, like oil and shortening. Shortening is often called (incorrectly) vegetable lard because its look and consistency is similar to animal lard.

What can you use in bread recipe instead of vegetable shortening?

Depending on the recipe, you could possibly use lard, butter, bacon grease, or vegetable oil instead of shortening.

Do Twinkies have pork or pork products in them?

Probably not, it depends on where the shortening comes from but I don't think a dessert would use lard-based shortening so I doubt it.

Can you use lard and shortening together in cookies?

Shortening is the lesser of two evils as an ingredient in cookies. It is an acceptable, but not desirable, substitute. Taste and texture are sub-optimum. Lard tends to give cookies an unusual texture, too flaky. Even cutting lard with shortening will not help greatly. However, butter is by far the ideal ingredient to supply the fat in cookies.

How much lard should you use to replace one quarter cup shortening?

Use the same amount

What can you use instead of suet pastry?

Make the pastry using shortening, instead of lard.

What are fats you use in cooking?

Cooking oils, shortening, lard, bacon grease, butter

Can lard be substituted for shortening in a cake recipe?

yes..I have seen recipes on here for lard in both cakes and frosting...yum....use at room temperature...

What is the difference between lard and shortening?

Lard is the rendered fat of hogs. Shortening is any fat product typically a mixture of different fats.

What is shortening used to make bread?

Shortening means fat. It may be vegetable oil or soft vegetable shortening (think Crisco) lard or butter. Different breads use different fats.