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Satori Wrote:Damn, damn, damn! I was going to get on here and ask if anyone knew where I could find suet. I have a couple of English cookbooks (modern) that have lots of dessert recipes calling for suet. Apparently you can still get it in the UK. I even went to my neighborhood butcher shop and asked if I could buy some suet, but the closest they had was rendered beef fat. I used it, but I don't think it cooks up the same. Maybe I could order some from one of those online grocers? I'll let you know if I find a source!

This <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suet">wiki article</a> on suet should be interesting to you, Satori.  Since suet is raw beef fat (usually from around the kidneys) it isn't very stable and doesn't store for long.  In order to increase stability the ground up suet is dried and mixed with flour before being packaged.  Modern cookbooks in the UK will usually refer to the packaged suet and not fresh raw suet.  So even if you found it in your local butcher's shop it wouldn't be what the recipe called for.  Conversely if all you can find is packaged suet and you have an old cookbook then you're going to have the problem that the suet/flour ratio in the old recipe will be different as it was based on fresh suet.
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