Pastry question, Lard?

Old Jun 30th 2014, 7:51 am
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Default Pastry question, Lard?

Decent shortcrust pastry needs lard, accept no substitutes. Except that lard, being rendered pig fat, is somewhat hard to come by in this part of the world. What are the alternatives, brands, that I might find in Doha?

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Hop on a flight to Dubai and you will find Spinneys selling lard for Dhs 8.75 per half pound pack.
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It's an expensive option but worth keeping in mind for the odd weekend jaunt. Thanks.
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Default Re: Pastry question, Lard?

I get Irish lard in Muscat's Spinneys equivalent in the pork room.

Alternatives are: buy pre-made shortcrust, or use crisco
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check the bins of your local liposuction clinic!
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
check the bins of your local liposuction clinic!
Eewwww !
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
check the bins of your local liposuction clinic!
Now you know that's only good for soap or Operation Mayhem......oops I forgot, one of the rules is im not supposed to talk about that......
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Unbelievers should learn to live without the meat of the swine.
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