Well it worked! Debbie sent me a U-tube link (I always forget about U-tube) and I decanted the shortening to jars. Why did I do this??? I don’t use a lot of shortening as a general rule and it sits in the pantry forever. The last can I had turned a brownish yellow if that gives you an idea how old it was & the expiration date was 2009. I wanted to preserve it in smaller usable sizes. Yes, I could have purchased a smaller can but, for less than a dollar more I got 3 times that amount.
I wanted to make some biscuits a while back and bought can…for what ever reason the biscuits didn’t get made. Last week, I bought more shortening obviously forgetting I’d already purchased a can. GAH!! So now I have 6 lbs. of shortening …But that’s ok, I’m sure I’ll find more uses with winter baking.
Back to the video…the only issue I see is it looks like she has the can directly on the burner Epic accident waiting to happen!
I put my can in a large pot of hot water (2-3inches) and slowly let it melt that way on the lowest flame setting.
If you do this, be sure and stir and loosen the bottom to let it “vent” constantly. I was 2 ft. away washing jars and it vented on its own….as in a spout of melted shortening shooting up on my stove and cabinets. That happened less than 2 minutes after the last stir.
I did not hot water bath these. I will however store them in the fridge till I have the tube for my jar sealer. How long will they last? NOOOOO Idea. There was no expiration date on either of my new cans. I checked the paper wrap, the inside foil seal, the lid and bottom. NADA! Kinda scary huh? So, I have 7 full pints and a partial ready to use.
And Drum roll please…………
I finally made perfect bread!!!!!
Thank you (Insert curtsey here) you’re to kind
No mush or dough when slicing & it’s weight does not resemble a doorstop!
Feelin pretty sassy and proud of myself after that one!
I decided on some comfort food that night and we were having sausage gravy and biscuits for supper..because you know I have 6 lbs. of shortening I need to start using.
Now, I’ve made drop biscuits before….many many times and they turn out pretty darn good. Usually I toss the batch in the pan & you’ll have light and fluffy pan biscuits ready for butter and honey…..
Well, did you know baking powder has an expiration date?
Checking the can it expired in 2004.
Time for a spice cabinet purge!
Mr. Fix-It (bless his heart) ate them anyway.
Think I owe that man a pie.
Have a great weekend