Cream substitutions

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Juana

Cream substitutions

I live in Spain for part of the year and am unable to buy fresh single, whipping or double cream. Can anyone advise on the best substitute. I was thinking of greek yogurt, creme fraiche or marscapone but am open to suggestions.

Many thanks
Juana

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Kayb

Bel Creamer

Hi Juana, are you able to get hold of a Bel Cream Maker? I am not sure if they still make them but they work on the principle of emulsifying whole milk with unsalted butter. I believe Kenwood also make (made) something similar to go on one of their machines. The proportions of milk to butter is 4 fl ozs milk to 4 ozs unsalted butter, I would think if you warmed the milk and gently dribbled the melted butter into it, while whipping it like mad, as you would for mayonaise, it might work - try it with a small amount.
Karen

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RachelF

'cream'

my mother used to make cream from butter and milk. It was a Kenwood mixer recipe booklet. I'll ask her if she still has it.

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RachelF

faux cream

I found this
http://www.davidjeanneret.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/KenwoodCreamMakerA927InstructionsEnglish-w600.jpg
my mother didn't have the attachments so I imagine she used the balloon attachment to mix it.

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Nausea Bagwash

Cream

"I live in Spain for part of the year and am unable to buy fresh single, whipping or double cream. Can anyone advise on the best substitute. I was thinking of greek yogurt, creme fraiche or marscapone but am open to suggestions.

Many thanks
Juana"
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Try the freezer cabinet but bear in mind that thawed cream doesn't whip.

I used to buy fresh cream in Spain 30 years ago and they can't have stopped using it now so it must be available somewhere. Find a restaurant that uses it and ask the chef.

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Yummy

Cream, Thanks Rachel

"I found this
http://www.davidjeanneret.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/KenwoodCreamMakerA927InstructionsEnglish-w600.jpg
my mother didn't have the attachments so I imagine she used the balloon attachment to mix it."

I was given an old Kenwood with all attachments including this, (and the potato peeler !) but no instructions. I had been looking, to no avail, on the internet for a set. I managed to work it out myself in the end, but always good to have, so thank you for posting this, I have now taken a copy to keep in the box :)

 
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