Oct 15, 2010

Rendering Lard

In the oven??  On the stove?? I think I prefer on the stove. 
A man my husband works with, gave him a bunch of pig fat and asked if I would render it for him.  In return, he gets one jar and we get the rest.  What a blessing.
We don't raise pigs, (yet), so this is really helpful.  I use lard in all of my baking and in my goat milk soaps.
I cut the fat into small pieces, place in a roasting pan, keep the oven between 250 and 300.  Stir this occasionally so it doesn't stick and to help it liquify faster.Once it is all melted, check the temp to make sure it's above 212.  Strain and pour into jars and seal.
This oven method takes longer than putting it on the stove, so I'm doing the last of it on top of the stove.  You might want to pull out the cracklins(pieces of pork) from time to time.  I'm not fond of these, but some people like them.
Sit down today and count your blessings.  Don't let the cares of this world overcome you.  Christ has overcome the world.

2 comments:

Freedom Acres Farm said...

How do you do it on the stove top?

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

You my friend are a blessing to me.
I enjoyed getting caught up with you.
Sending you Autumn blessing's from Missouri!

Oct 15, 2010

Rendering Lard

In the oven??  On the stove?? I think I prefer on the stove. 
A man my husband works with, gave him a bunch of pig fat and asked if I would render it for him.  In return, he gets one jar and we get the rest.  What a blessing.
We don't raise pigs, (yet), so this is really helpful.  I use lard in all of my baking and in my goat milk soaps.
I cut the fat into small pieces, place in a roasting pan, keep the oven between 250 and 300.  Stir this occasionally so it doesn't stick and to help it liquify faster.Once it is all melted, check the temp to make sure it's above 212.  Strain and pour into jars and seal.
This oven method takes longer than putting it on the stove, so I'm doing the last of it on top of the stove.  You might want to pull out the cracklins(pieces of pork) from time to time.  I'm not fond of these, but some people like them.
Sit down today and count your blessings.  Don't let the cares of this world overcome you.  Christ has overcome the world.

2 comments:

Freedom Acres Farm said...

How do you do it on the stove top?

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

You my friend are a blessing to me.
I enjoyed getting caught up with you.
Sending you Autumn blessing's from Missouri!