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July 31, 2014
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Cooking Tip of the Month: How to cream shortening and sugar

Cream shortening and sugar with an electric mixer, as directed by the recipe, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
 
Curdled and frothy batter has been worked too long, and will produce a coarse-grained cake.
 
Source:   Nestlé
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