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In search of holsum (solid, but crumbly palm oil)

phillybakingqueen Sep 20, 2011 02:22 PM

I have a South African recipe for soup dumlings (perogen) that calls for "Holsum." I discovered that Holsum is a solid palm oil, typically from Malaysia (http://www.hudsonandknight.co.za/inde...). It is a crumbly solid, not a creamy solid like Crisco. Does anyone know where I can find this product or a desirable substitute? Thanks!

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  1. ROCKLES RE: phillybakingqueen Sep 21, 2011 09:23 AM

    Have you tried Ranch 99? or any of the Indian type markets?

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      wlo RE: phillybakingqueen Sep 23, 2011 07:49 AM

      What about solid coconut oil?

      1. bonpierce RE: phillybakingqueen Sep 23, 2011 01:18 PM

        It sounds like your basic Crisco would work as a substitute to me.


        Then you can get similar on Amazon.


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          srushton RE: phillybakingqueen Sep 23, 2011 03:43 PM

          I live in Kuala Lumpur and have never seen solid palm oil, just the pouring kind. Thanks for teaching me something! I will be off today to look in my local market for some.

          The link to Amazon.com looks promising for your needs. http://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Tradit...

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