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    What is Shortening and How is it Used in Baking?

    Definition and Composition of Shortening Shortening is a type of fat used in baking and cooking to create tender, flaky, and crumbly textures in various foods. It is typically made from vegetable oils, such as soybean, cottonseed, or palm oil, that have been partially hydrogenated to create a semi-solid consistency. This hydrogenation process transforms the liquid oils into a solid…

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