Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Weapon of Mass Destruction 

'Southern Living recalls explosive recipe' - headline, SunHerald.com.

Urgent "alerts" have been issued by the widely respected magazine pleading with people not to use the recipe for "Icebox Rolls" on page 154 of the April issue, citing possible fire and safety hazards, including ignition of the mixture....

The error occurs in the first sentence of the recipe's instructions. The corrected version reads "pour one cup boiling water over shortening in a large bowl, stirring to melt shortening. Let stand 30 minutes or until completely cooled."

The original version has a different pouring-boiling sequence and times that can be chemically explosive.

I've always assumed that southern cooking would kill you over the long haul, but who knew that it was actually explosive?


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