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- n. A vegetable shortening made of coconut oil used in cooking.
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Yeah, but I don't think we ever had copha in NZ when I was growing up.
It's supposed to be copha (coconut shortening) - the unhealthiest form of fat possible (and therefore the most delicious)!
Bleeeachh - no compound chocolate or copha for me thank you - I'm going for deep, bitter, dark chocolate to offset the temple-aching sweetness of the caramel.
The chocolate layer called for compound cooking chocolate and copha a vegetable shortening made from coconut, used a lot in Australia.
That is, Englishmen use forms of a certain distinct type, _viz. _, cohu, coho, coffao, coffe, copha, coffee, which differ from the more correct transliteration of foreigners.
maybe I'll try the butter version, since I can't get copha here, anyway
_coho_ and _copha_; Evelyn (1637), _coffee_; Fryer (1673) _coho_;