“A retro revolution in the world of cooking and baking, thanks in part to The Great British Bake Off, and a new understanding of healthy eating has given rise to a resurgence of the use of beef dripping and lard.
‘Good fats’ are needed to protect our organs and aid the absorption of vitamins.
New understanding that sugar is in fact a bigger danger to our health, means that the ingredient – that contains no added sugar – is sneaking back into our recipes.
It’s about quantity
As with all quality ingredients, you need less.
The strong, natural flavour means you don’t need to use as much as say, margarine in cooking.
So, despite having nearly 900 calories (180 more than butter) in 100g, you will consume far less in a recipe.
The cooking benefits
A retro revolution has come over our kitchens in recent years and while some of you may have been roasting your ultimate potatoes in beef dripping, others are just catching up.
The flavour benefits (for non-vegetarians) are unsurprisingly greater than if you stick to oil.”