Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dumb people

I found this on the web site I visit....

can i use lard in cookies instead of shortening??i have a peanut butter cookie recipe and it calls for 1/2 cup shortening, but at the store i bought lard instead of shortening, can i use it, will it change the flavor any???? thank-you!!!!
Answer ..

1. Re: can i use lard in cookies instead of shortening??I would not....I would not want my cookies tasting like bacon or anything.

2. I thought they outlawed lard. Thats what my mother-in-law told me. Where can I buy some! LOL

3. I don't even think you can get lard here in California. I've NEVER seen it in any grocery store, and I have NEVER cooked with it, not even once, in my whole life.

6 comments:

Speck said...

Isn't lard just a fancy-pants name for bacon grease that's been sitting in the fridge for a while???

Donna said...

Back when we raised our own pork, and before Cliff had any heart issues, I used lard in almost everything. Lard makes the BEST pie crust!

The 4th Sister said...

Well Pat I can see you are not going to explain so no telling what comments you will get on this....

Linda@VS said...

I have a recipe for oatmeal cookies that actually calls for bacon grease instead of shortening. I've been using that recipe for thirty-some-odd years and still think they're the best oatmeal cookies ever (though we do sometimes refer to them as "heart-attack" cookies).

Sister--Three said...

Now, for the new news...old news...coffee and lard were bad...NEW news coffee and lard are good. Lard is better than the shortening with trans fatty acids.

Betty said...

My former grandmother-in-law put a generous dollop of lard in every pot of vegetables she cooked. They were delicious, but I could feel my arteries hardening with every bite.