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#1 Sun 30 Nov 08 6:05pm

Kye

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what can i use instead of suet

in all the xmassy recipes such as jamies spotted dick pudding, the mince meats, christmas cake what can i use to replace suet ? help please

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#2 Sun 30 Nov 08 6:34pm

oliviascotland

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

When looking for a suet replacement in the past I have, with some success,.used grated frozen butter (has to be frozen in order to grate it  wink ).  It's not quite the same, but is reasonably passable.

I'm sure there'll be other suggestions, too  crossed

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#3 Sun 30 Nov 08 6:41pm

Kye

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

thanks olivia big_smile

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#4 Sun 30 Nov 08 6:42pm

Stella Heath

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

I once asked my butcher for some, and he was delighted to give it to me instead of throwing it away. I froze it in individual bags, to use as needed. Then I shred it it in Thermomix, straight from the freezer.

Just made Xmas pud and mincemeat - I've been missing the traditional English Christmas fare, and intend to prepare it this year with my kids!

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#5 Sun 30 Nov 08 6:46pm

minerva

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

Is there a reason why you don't want to use the suet?

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#6 Sun 30 Nov 08 7:34pm

Kye

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

quote definition on wikipedia...."suet is raw beef or mutton fat, especially the hard fat found around the loins and kidneys".

kinds of turns me off puke i really don't want to use it help

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#7 Sun 30 Nov 08 9:32pm

GeoffP

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

Don't be so squeamish, Kye - use suet - there really is no replacement.

Although I now use prepared suet, I used to get the fat from the butchers and grate it myself. Mind you, I also used to get the soft fat and render it down for dripping to cook chips in smile

There is something sold as "vegetable suet" available - but I can't really recommend it.

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#8 Sun 30 Nov 08 9:35pm

TheBeast2

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

You can get vegetarian suet, Kye, made from palm oil and rice flour.

Otherwise, the closest alternative is grated frozen butter.

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#9 Sun 30 Nov 08 9:56pm

Mr Grumpy

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

As I have a vegetarian daughter I only use Atora's vege suet now and I really can't tell the difference.  I don't know if you can get it in France.

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#10 Sun 30 Nov 08 10:40pm

Stella Heath

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Re: what can i use instead of suet

minerva wrote:

Is there a reason why you don't want to use the suet?

Only that you can't buy shredded suet in some countries. I presume veggies have their own alternatives.

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