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Sep 20, 2011 02:22 PM

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

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

    1. What about solid coconut oil?

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


        Then you can get similar on Amazon.


        1. 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...