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Janan

cooking with suet

I wanted to try out the recipe for Irish Stew with dumplings listed on the site, but need to find where I can buy suet. It seems to be unavailable from butchers now and in the supermarkets I can only find Atora - which appears to be a vegetable version consisting largely of hydrogenated oil. Any suggestions?

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JAMES

Suet.



Where are you based? You'd be hard pushed to set suet from a butcher in the UK these days, but Atora is a different matter.

Atora in a blue box is beef suet, and in the green box is vegetable suet. Neither of them have contained hydrogenated fats for over 4 years now.

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Nausea Bagwash

Suet

"I wanted to try out the recipe for Irish Stew with dumplings listed on the site, but need to find where I can buy suet. It seems to be unavailable from butchers now and in the supermarkets I can only find Atora - which appears to be a vegetable version consisting largely of hydrogenated oil. Any suggestions?"
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Atora comes in both the light veggie version and in the normal variety. Either will do for dumplings but I would be careful if making christmas pudds or mincemeat with the light veggie one as when I bought it by mistake my MM and CPs went mouldy.

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Nausea Bagwash

Suet

Incidentally, you might be able to order suet from the butcher if you give enough notice.

Best bet would be a local family butcher who buys whole carcasses rather than one of the chain shops or supermarkets which buy only the animal parts they want to sell.

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Nausea Bagwash

Suet

Incidentally, you might be able to order suet from the butcher if you give enough notice.

Best bet would be a local family butcher who buys whole carcasses rather than one of the chain shops or supermarkets which buy only the animal parts they want to sell.

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sam from worthing

Suet

answering some questions can be so difficult without any clue as to location of the author of a question.

I know in canada you can find it in the freezer section.

In the uk, almost all supermarkets and even corner shops sell suet in box form - might only be the "meaty" version though, and i think in spain you order ir in from a butcher.

my butcher gave me extra fat when i brought a fore rib of beef over christmas - i didn;t use that for extra fat basting, i grated it up and popped in a freezer container for use at some other time.

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Chutney

suet - mouldy Christmas puds

I have been making Christmas puds for the past 20 years using veggie suet. When Broadland stopped doing it I started using the Atora one. Probably about 4 years ago.

I have only had problems with mould when I have not cooked them properly, and since using the green Atora it hasn't happened at all. I pressure cook them, so sometimes, although they have done the time, I guess the pressure wasn't right.

I should also add that I make 80-100lbs each year, so that should be statistically significant!

 
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