Definitions for shortening
ˈʃɔrt nɪŋ, ˈʃɔr tn ɪŋshort·en·ing
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fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods
act of decreasing in length
"the dress needs shortening"
Solid fat, such as butter, lard or hydrogenated vegetable oil, used to make shortcrust pastry.
Shortening is any fat that is a solid at room temperature and used to make crumbly pastry and other food products. The idea of shortening dates back to at least the 18th century, well before the invention of modern, shelf-stable vegetable shortening. In the earlier centuries, lard was the primary ingredient used to shorten dough. The reason it is called shortening is that it makes the resulting food crumbly, or to behave as if it has short fibers. Solid fat prevents cross-linkage between gluten molecules. This cross-linking would give dough elasticity, so it could be stretched into longer pieces. In pastries such as cake, which should not be elastic, shortening is used to produce the desired texture.
Shortening is a type of fat used in cooking and baking to enhance texture, flavor, and moisture content. It generally refers to a solid fat made from vegetable oils, like soybean and cottonseed oil, which have been hydrogenated to create a semi-solid texture. However, it can also refer to any fat that is solid at room temperature like lard or butter. The term "shortening" often used in baking, is derived from its effect on gluten whereby it 'shorts' or inhibits the formation of gluten strands, creating a more tender or crumbly texture.
the act of making or becoming short or shorter
that which renders pastry short or friable, as butter, lard, etc
Shortening is any fat that is solid at room temperature and used to make crumbly pastry. In pastries such as cake, which should not be elastic, shortening is used. Although butter is solid at room temperature and is frequently used in making pastry, the term "shortening" seldom refers to butter but is more closely related to margarine.
The numerical value of shortening in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of shortening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Everybody always asks me, ‘ Can I make this with shortening ? ’ And the answer is always : ‘ No, ’ if it’s any other time of year, I will say, ‘ Yes, fine, use shortening, ’ but when it’s actually Easter you have got to use lard.
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The knowledge, wealth, and development gaps among nations is reducing and the reign of superpowers is shortening. Just look at the history of the Roman, Islamic, Russian and British empires, the newer the power the shorter the reign. In the economic and business worlds the same power cycles apply. Ford, IBM, Nokia and other companies all lost their leadership position to newer companies.
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