How to Render Leaf Lard for Baking

Before we start, you may be asking what is leaf fat? It's the fat that comes from around the kidneys of a hog. It's supposed to be cleaner, and less porky tasting than lard rendered from regular hog fat. Boiling down pork leaf fat into snowy white lard for pie crusts, pastries, tortillas, or whatever else you want to make with it sounds like it's something best left to those experienced homesteaders that know what they're doing, right?

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