Butter is an excelent replacement for shortening it is the only thing I use in breads and pie dough. I deep fat fry in coconut oil. Yummy things can be made without shortening or vegetable oil
Do not use shortening people! It's loaded with trans fats, on of the WORST foods you can eat. I cook to avoid these poisons, so why would I waste my time baking with them? Anyone out there used this with butter?