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Can vegetable suet be used in sweet dishes?

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Help needed from cooks please. Sorry, I thought this would get noticed quicker in the nesting box.


I wanted to make mincemeat and the recipe needs shredded suet and to be left overnight. Will vegetable suet be OK, I've never used it before, or made mincemeat. It has palm oil, sunflower oil and rice flour.


Would it be better to buy a different type tomorrow? :?

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Choccy it is fine to use vegetable suet this recipe is the one I have used :-


Mincemeat Ingredients


2 large Bramley apples, sliced and cooked down

12oz. Each of raisins, currants, sultanas

2oz. Glacé cherries

4oz. Chopped almonds

4oz. Candied peel

12oz. Demerara sugar

2oz. "no soak" apricots

4oz. Figs

4oz. Dates

2oz. Ginger (stem or crystallised)

1 Lemon

1 Orange 1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 tsp. Nutmeg

8oz. Vegetable suet

3 fluid oz. Rum or Brandy (or both!)


Mincemeat Method


Chop the apricots, dates, figs and ginger into small pieces.


Zest the rind of the orange and lemon and squeeze out the juice.


Mix all the ingredients together and leave to soak overnight.


Pack into airtight jars and store. The mincemeat will keep indefinitely!

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That's a relief, I can make it tonight as planned :D Thanks for the quick answers.

I had this strange idea that there was pudding suet, meat suet or vegetable suet and my mincemeat would taste of vegetables (despite the ingredient list) :lol:


I've learnt quite a lot off the omlet forum like mincemeat, mayonnnaise and butter can be made at home :o8)

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Another question while I'm here :oops:Delia uses some waxed discs in her jars which she sterilises as following, do I need the wax discs she uses to seal the jars or is it just a waste of time?


NOTE: To sterilise jars, wash the jars and lids in warm soapy water, rinse well, then dry thoroughly with a clean tea cloth, place them on a baking tray and pop into a medium oven, gas mark 4, 350F, 180C, for 5 minutes.


You can move me (my post) to "all things nice" if you like, but I will eat all the cakes :roll::lol:

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