The Bakers’ ABC: N is for Neat’s foot oil

An oil obtained by boiling down the hooves of calves and sheep.  It is soluble in hot alcohol and ether. Used principally as a lubricant and for leather-dressing. This oil is not liable to change or become rancid. It remains liquid at below 32F.

From The Baker’s ABC by John Kirkland, formerly Head Teacher of National School of Baking, published 1927 by Gresham


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