The April issue of Southern Living has been recalled because of a recipe for Icebox Rolls.
Frost Street tells us that if you're smart enough to read, you ought to know that fats and water don't mix. Boiling shortening and water for five minutes is likely to leave you with a nice hot layer of grease that will get pressured from the boiling water below until the steam builds up and the whole thing sprays hot fat all over the room and any unfortunate schmo following the recipe.
Frost Street thinks they should leave the recipe as is and let evolution take its course. I agree only if to support the notion you should suffer for your art.