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A question about a recipe: Lavender & Verbena Scented Blueberry-Apricot Slab Pie

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I have a question about the recipe "Lavender & Verbena Scented Blueberry-Apricot Slab Pie" from hardlikearmour. Can I use another kind of fat instead of coconut fat? If yes, which one can be used? Thanks!

asked by MrsK over 5 years ago

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petitbleu
added over 5 years ago

You could use chilled vegetable shortening or even lard if you wanted. The shortening (which is 0% water, 100% fat--same as coconut oil) makes the crust nice and flaky, while the butter (about 15% water) imparts an excellent flavor and produces a tender crust.

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MrsK
added over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for your answer, PetitBleu! I had no idea of the differences between coconut fat/lard/shortening and butter. Living and learning.

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petitbleu
added over 5 years ago

You're welcome! Glad I could help.

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