Making tallow from suet
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The actual process of rendering the fat is simple few steps
Recipe type: Ingredient
Serves: 1.5 kg
  • 1 - 2 kg Suet
  1. Grind the suet into a paste, I use the meat mincing attachment on my stand mixer
  2. Add heat, I put it in the oven for 1.5 hours on 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit)
  3. Once fully melted scoop off the waste floating on the top.
  4. Pour off the hot liquid into a clean container through a sieve.
  5. Let this stand at room temperature until cooled
  6. Break up the hard tallow which will now be on top of liquid that settles out below the fat.
  7. Melt tallow in the oven again.
  8. Pour off the hot liquid through a sieve into the final container for storage, I use a Pyrex container with a lid. Alternatively molded it into blocks.
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