We're sure this isn't new, and we've told you about Spectrum's organic shortening before, but it's a good product to have around this time of year, with all of the holiday baking ahead. Flouring cake pans is messy business, and this eliminates an extra step.
Spectrum's oils are "expeller pressed," which means they are extracted without using additional chemicals, and the propellants used are propane and isobutane, which, according to Spectrum's website, don't deplete the ozone layer. It's a lot of fancy talk, but overall we like the idea of a somewhat artificial-feeling product being a bit less so.
We haven't tried Spectrum's version of our standby, Baker's Joy, but we plan to. Has anyone else tried it? What do you think?
(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)