In Baking - Asked by Flika - 1 answer - 7 years ago
I have a roll recipe that I would like to replace the shortening with butter. With shortening they are light and fluffy rolls, but with butter they turn out oily and flakey. Do I need to add another ingredient to balance the fat?
Butter should not be making your rolls oily but it is a fact that when the rolls chill in the fridge they do get harder and that is because they are mimicking how butter behaves in the fridge. In that case a gentle reheating before eating again is really important to regain that softness. Having said all that why don't you try using margarine in place of the shortening. Make sure it says REAL MARGARINE on the package and not spread or some other term. It needs to be the real thing.
0 votes - Answered by chefdoughty - 7 years ago