Magazine Recalls April Issue

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Southern Living magazine is recalling its April issue from newsstands. That's because the Birmingham-based magazine has an error in a recipe for dinner rolls that has resulted in minor burns to at least five readers.

The recipe for icebox rolls incorrectly instructed cooks to boil a cup of water and a half cup of shortening over high heat for five minutes, but that can cause the melted grease to rise to the top of the saucepan, trapping the hot water and creating an explosive burst.

The recall announced Wednesday is the first in the magazine's 38 year history.

Southern Living also sent postcards with the corrected recipe to all subscribers.

The correct recipe calls for pouring a cup of boiling water over the shortening in a large bowl and stirring to melt the shortening.

About 250,000 copies of the magazine are sold on newsstands each month.