Juliet Donald - baking expert


Posted by: marc | 2010-12-15


Lard replacement

What can I use in place of lard when the recipe calls for butter and lard. I do not use Holsum and Crisco I've never seen in South Africa.

Expert's Reply


Hi there Marc, Lard is the rendered fat of pigs and gives pastry a unique crispness. I am not too sure why you are not keen on using Holsum (a white hard margarine made of sunflower oil), but that would be my first choice. You could also use Wooden Spoon (another white margarine) or if in doubt simply use butter. You can substitute the butter in a one to one ratio.

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user comments

Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-02-04

Holsum is NOT made of sunflower oil. It is made with palm oil and palm kernel oil. Using of palm oil products are controversial due to the devastating deforestation and orang-utan populations suffered drastic decrease because of palm. http://www.saynotopalmoil.com

Reply to Anonymous
Posted by: Anonymous | 2014-11-20

Where can I purchase lard in durban

Reply to Anonymous | 1 comment (hide)
Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-01-14

Loafers in Dbn north have 1 liter buckets

Posted by: Anonymous | 2014-06-24

Holsum is made from Malaysian Pal Oil not sunflower oil

Reply to Anonymous
Posted by: Cheryl Benham | 2013-11-03

Wher can I buy veg. suet? Can I substitute with Holsum white margarine?

Reply to Cheryl Benham
Posted by: VEGETABLE SUET | 2013-11-03

Where can I buy - can I substitute with Holsum Margarine?


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