Measuring Shortening or Peanut Butter

I have a simple way to measure solid vegetable shortening and peanut butter. I found this method in a cookbook years ago: If you want to measure 1/2 cup shortening, fill a measuring cup with 1/2 cup cold water. Then add enough shortening to raise the water level to the 1-cup measure, making sure the shortening is completely immersed. Pour off all of the water. Likewise, if you’re measuring 1/4 cup of shortening, use 3/4 cup of water, etc. —S.W., Mosinee, Wisconsin

Many readers use this water-displacement method for measuring shortening. But you should be aware that any water drops that remain on the shortening may alter the outcome of the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

 
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