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    • elona
    • By elona 28th Mar 06, 1:04 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:04 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:04 PM
    I think vegetable shortening is a white sort of marge.

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  • wigginsmum
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:04 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:04 PM
    Not sure about vegetable shortening, but any kind of dried beans or possibly dry rice would do in the place of baking beans; it's to stop the crust rising when baking blind so you need something to weigh it down.
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:05 PM
    It is a vegatable fat. See here http://allrecipes.com/advice/ref/ency/terms/9032.asp
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  • MonkeyGirl
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:07 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:07 PM
    Vegatable shortening is things like Trex I think. THIS LINK explains it .

    Hope that helps

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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 28th Mar 06, 1:43 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:43 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 1:43 PM
    Not sure about vegetable shortening, but any kind of dried beans or possibly dry rice would do in the place of baking beans; it's to stop the crust rising when baking blind so you need something to weigh it down.
    by wigginsmum
    Don't do what I did once and put the beans directly on the pastry,put some greaseproof paper on first!!!

    Veg shortening is anything like Trex or Cookeen,but I'd use a mixture of lard and butter for my pastry to avoid hydrogenated veg oil (or all butter).
  • Queenie
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    • 28th Mar 06, 5:24 PM
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    • 28th Mar 06, 5:24 PM
    veg shortening (see above)

    If you dont' have any baking beans, !!!!! your pastry base with a fork and then brush it with a little beaten egg.
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