Its "grease" is cooled to make lard.
This is a southern-Africa dried beef. It differs from beef jerky because it is significantly thicker and fattier, and is both marinaded and dried for much longer.
An excellent recipe, though I prefer the fatty and sweet version.
Date squares are a simple starter recipe which require little knowledge, few tools, few and cheap ingredients and very little bravery.
The payoff is big! This makes a great, sweet, dessert.
Although this is quite thorough, there are subtleties you will need to discover for yourself. I will not be sharing my secrets!