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Old 06-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Need Help determing what an ingredient in old recipe is

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I have an old recipe for creme puff pastry and it calls for an ingredient called "compound" It is in a small collection of old recipes from the 20's.
I originally thought it might be baking powder or soda but htose are identified as such in other recipes from the same collection.

Does anyone have an idea?? maybe a type of butter since the recipe doesnt have butter in it! Maybe a crisco type shortening. I dont see shortening listed elsewhere in the recipes.

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Can you post the whole recipe for us so we can help you better?

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I'm wondering if it is Baking Ammonia, used in making Choux pastry, it's a Traditional/Old-World leavening for low moisture baked goods.
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Welcome to DC. I had the same thought as PF (and then wondered, can one still buy that? Some of my grandma's recipes call for it).
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Welcome to DC. I had the same thought as PF (and then wondered, can one still buy that? Some of my grandma's recipes call for it).
Yep: Baker's Ammonia (Ammonium Carbonate) - 2.7 oz.

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Welcome to DC. I had the same thought as PF (and then wondered, can one still buy that? Some of my grandma's recipes call for it).
Is that salt of hartshorn? Hjortetakkesalt in Danish? I know a place in Montreal that sells it.

The light, crispness of cookies made with it is delightful, but subtle.
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Is that salt of hartshorn? Hjortetakkesalt in Danish? I know a place in Montreal that sells it.

The light, crispness of cookies made with it is delightful, but subtle.
Yes, that is exactly what it is.
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Yep: Baker's Ammonia (Ammonium Carbonate) - 2.7 oz.

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Thanks, PF, just what I needed, another on-line shopping link!
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