Posted by kayteekate
How do I love thee? Let me list the ways~
In todays world, most people cringe when you say LARD. “Whaaaaat?? Lard???? That’ll kill you! ” In the past century some of the greatest recipes called for rendered lard. Pork. Beef. Chicken. What do you think people used before all these processed oils???
(*ok.. besides the Italians, Greeks and Spanish that had a direct line to God with their olive oils.)
In the years we butcher a pig, we render our own.~ otherwise I suffer with Armour or Morrell because it’s what we can find locally. Want to know how to render your own lard?? here’s a great link for making your own in the crock pot : http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/01/the-mystery-of-the-missing-pig-fat-and-how-to-render-lard.html
My grandmother made the moistest, richest chocolate cakes with lard. And I have made some incredible Chocolate/Apricot COOKIES with a recipe gleaned from an old boyfriends mom…. It was in her WW2 era cookbook.