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shortening

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrtnɪŋ; ˈʃɔːtnɪŋ/

Translation of shortening in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [Cookery/Cocina][ mantequilla, margarina, manteca etc que se utiliza para hacer masa ]
    Example sentences
    • In a stock pot, melt the lard or shortening over medium heat.
    • Supplies of white flour, granulated sugar, and cheap shortening such as margarine all helped to make cake baking popular.
    • I gathered up all of the ingredients for two batches of dough: flour, vegetable shortening, active dry yeast, eggs, sugar, and a bit of salt.

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