Urgent e-mail from Southern Living, courtesy of poynter.org (an online journalism forum):
From: Southern Living Magazine
Date: 3/27/04 4:19:02 PM
URGENT NOTICE REGARDING POTENTIAL FIRE AND SAFETY HAZARD IN RECIPE FOR ICEBOX ROLLS ON PAGE 154 OF THE APRIL 2004 ISSUE OF SOUTHERN LIVING
Please DO NOT USE the Icebox Rolls recipe. Combining the water and shortening as described in the recipe may cause the mixture to ignite, is extremely dangerous, and could result in fire and safety hazards. The correct recipe is currently available on our website, southernliving.com.
It will also be reprinted in the May issue of Southern Living.
If you have any questions, please call 1-888-836-9327.
I had to submit this to further investigation (water + shortening = fire???) and it turns out that they were instructing people to heat the water and shortening together, or some such. I still really don't get it. I heat shortening in a cast-iron skillet *all the time* when making cornbread...