Butter vs. Shortening: Flaky Crust Smackdown

Does shortening really make a pie crust flakier than butter? Find out exactly how butter compares to shortening for creating the flakiest crust, not to mention tender cookies and tasty tortillas. Some leaf lard and bacon fat get into the mix, too!

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