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choosing the right shortening for

DONUT FRYING
By Brian Amick
what product to use in donut frying.
"In general, you would like a shortening that tastes great, holds up
well under extended high heat
cooking applications, is economical
and ideally a harder fat for better
shelf life and mouthfeel. You want
something that enhances, but not
overpowers, the end product."
Chef Peter says that you should
stick with a hard fat, as opposed
to a liquid shortening. Although
some people have good results with
liquid shortenings, there are several

considerations for your own process.
"A more solid, harder shortening helps with fat migration and
weeping, which in turn help with
better shelf life and stability," he
says. "If the fat is too liquid and soft,
it can blot and get soggy. If the fat is
too hard, it may leave a waxy feeling
on the palate, so it is good to go
with a happy medium like lard or
tallow or palm or coconut. They
do not polymerize or form gums
as readily as liquid shortenings and
hold up better under continuous

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A dessert style donut is an indulgent treat that benefits greatly from
the right shortening being utilized.
Flavor and performance are the
most important factors to consider
for a bakery when choosing a
preferred donut fry shortening. With
these products, the key benefits are
taste, performance and tradition.
"For me flavor and performance
would be up there," says Peter
Kolavo, executive chef for leading
shortening manufacturer South
Chicago Packing, when considering

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