Developed for use in high-ratio cakes, ACH offers Sweetex® cake and icing shortening. Cakes made with Sweetex have outstanding texture and flavor, and icings also benefit from Sweetex's superior spreadability and excellent eating qualities. Whether you mix it quickly or slowly, it will outperform any other cake and icing shortening, the company says. ACH also offers Sweetex Z, a zero trans fat formula. Call ACH Food Co. at 800/527-3026 ext. 0. www.achfood.com
Bakery products requiring lamination or sheeting steps are among the most challenging applications for shortening performance. Lamination shortenings need to provide a high degree of pliability of a wide range of process temperatures and pressures. Loders-Croklaan offers its Sans Trans™ Roll-Rite shortening, which is designed to maintain pliability at room temperature without becoming brittle at colder temperatures. Roll-Rite produces puff pastries, pies and Danish with great taste and texture and no trans fat per serving. Call Loders-Croklaan North America at 800/621-4710. www.croklaan.com
Have your cake and eat it too with Clear Valley® all-purpose shortening. This zero trans fat per serving solid shortening is perfect for cookies, biscuits, crackers, pie crusts and dry mixes. You'll enjoy similar functionality, mouthfeel and shelf life stability as conventional all-purpose shortenings, with the added nutritional benefits that will help you meet your trans fat goals. Clear Valley also produces donut and cake icing shortenings. Call Cargill Oils at 800/323-6232. www.cargill.com
Specifically developed for frying donuts, Bunge® Donut Fry NT™ has zero grams trans fat per serving. This donut-frying shortening has an excellent flavor profile and minimizes the disappearance of confectioners' sugar and glazes, the company says. Made entirely of Kosher-certified vegetable oil, Bunge Donut Fry NT will preserve the flavor and texture of your donuts for added shelf life while appealing to the growing public awareness of trans fat. Call Bunge Oils at 800/828-0800. www.bunge.com
Allfresh Food Products now offers Flake-Mor, its new puff pastry shortening with zero grams of trans fat per serving. It is made with soybean oil, and is crystallized on a chill roll and well-tempered before packaging to give superior workability. The product is a blend of partially interesterified soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, soybean oil, water, salt, mono and diglycerides, lecithin and artificial flavor. Flake-Mor is available in 30-lb. cases consisting of six 5-lb. containers. Call Allfresh Food Products at 847/869-3100.