Mascarpone

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444jazzy

Mascarpone

cannot buy mascapone anywhere what can i use instead to fill & cover delia's carrot cake.

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Welshcookie

Mascapone

Buttercream?

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Thistledo

Mascarpone

Creme Frache?
Yoghurt mixed with icing sugar (I think)?

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Nenna

Cream Cheese

I always use a cream cheese icing for a carrot cake.

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britbabe

Marscapone

Like the previous poster I have always used a cream cheese frosting for Carrot Cake, equal parts softened butter and cream cheese, half as much again icing sugar, eg. 4 oz. butter, 4oz cream cheese, 12oz. icing sugar, add a dash of vanilla and a squirt of lemon juice to cut some of the sweetness.Cream the butter and sugar first until fluffy and then add the cream cheese in small pieces until completely combined and smooth.

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Tompeters

Mascarpone

Mascarpone is flavour-wise like double cream but firmer. So it depends what you want it for. It is not a sweetened product. Tescos, Sainsbury's and the others all list it. Are you looking in the right aisles? Anyway, give us an idea of what the application is, and someone will no doubt have a suggestion :)

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Tompeters

foot in mouth!

Sorry, you did say carrot cake! Why not get the mascarpone? It's delicious.

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Gravy Queen

Mascarpone

Sometimes it helps if the poster can let us know where they are based , not everyone is in the UK .

I would go with cream cheese as a good substitute if you can get that .

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Gravy Queen

Mascarpone

Um however the posters profile says UK so not sure why you can't find it anywhere . All the supermarkets do stock it .

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SonyaK

Mascarpone

"Sorry, you did say carrot cake! Why not get the mascarpone? It's delicious."

But mascarpone is what the poster can't get!!

Surprising, because I found it recently in my local SM so it's reached Australia!!

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Yummy

Mascarpone

This is taken from the Cooks Thesaurus for Food Substitues :-
" ascarpone = mascherpone = Italian cream cheese Pronunciation: mas-car-POH-nay Notes: A key ingredient in tiramisu and zabaglione, mascarpone is velvety soft, slightly acidic, and expensive. Although Italian in origin, the name is said to come from the Spanish mas que bueno, "better than good." It's usually sold in tubs. Use it soon after you purchase it since it's highly perishable. Substitutes: Blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup whipping cream. OR Blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup cream OR Blend 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 1/8 cup whipping cream and 1/8 cup sour cream. OR Whip ricotta cheese in a blender until smooth (lower in fat)"

http://www.foodsubs.com/Chefresh.html

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Tompeters

Marscapone

My guess is that he or she is looking in the wrong place on the shelves. In my stores it tends to be with the soft cheeses, and packed in a circular margarine-like tub of around 200g. My stores don't stock a lot of it....hard to find, sometimes even when you know it's a stock item :)

 
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