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AnneMarr13

Anneiemarr

What would I use as an alternative to double cream which is not available here in France

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Double Cream in France

Hello AnneMarr13,

When I cook in France I use this.

http://www.ooshop.com/courses-en-ligne/ContentNavigation.aspx?NOEUD_IDFO=97125

Best wishes

Lindsey

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jampling

Double cream question

What do you use when you cook in Canada, Lindsay? ;)

It's actually a serious question. We don't have double cream here either. The closest I can get is 35% whipping cream. Is this an OK substitute in recipes?

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jampling

Double cream question

Ooops...Lindsey not Lindsay!

Sorry Lindsey. :(

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Lindsey, Food Editor

35% whipping cream

Hi Jampling,

I have never had the opportunity to visit and cook in Canada. Are there any recipes that don’t work when you substitute double cream for the 35% whipping cream?

Kind regards

Lindsey

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Yummy

Double Cream in France


"What would I use as an alternative to double cream which is not available here in France"

Anneiemarr, if you are close to a SuperU look in the chill cabinet (usually above the fresh milk) for their own brand "Creme Fraiche Liquide"
it will be in a white plastic bottle and have blue writing on it, this is the nearest you will get to English Double Cream, it doesn't have the tart taste associated with creme fraiche, and it will whip quite well, but it may take a little while longer than the English . I found this a very acceptable alternative when I lived in Brittany.
Bon Chance, Yummy

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jampling

double cream question


"Hi Jampling,

I have never had the opportunity to visit and cook in Canada. Are there any recipes that don’t work when you substitute double cream for the 35% whipping cream?

Kind regards

Lindsey
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To be honest Lindsey I can't name a specific recipe since as soon as I see Double Cream in the ingredient list, I tend to either skip the recipe or dream up a total non-dream substitute.

We used to have the same problem with creme fraiche, although it is now becoming a little more available in a few stores.

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Kayb

FAO Jampling

Jampling, which part of Canada are you in?
I know that in Nova Scotia, "Pete's Fruitique" in Halifax sells clotted cream and double cream, also English food that is difficult to get elsewhere. Is there a specialist shop in any of the large towns near you?
Karen

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jampling

Thanks KayB re double cream

Thanks Kay. I am actually in Ontario which is a flight of several hours from Halifax on the East Coast.

However we do have a few speciality stores selling English foods in my area. I haven't found clotted cream to date but did find a jar of gorgeous Devon cream on a couple of occasions. Mainly we use these stores to buy chocolate digestive biscuits and English chocolate bars!

I know there are a few UK stores that will ship to Canada, including one that used to advertise on this site I believe. However, on review I discovered there was a minimum shipping charge that would have resulted in my having to buy literally crates of food! I decided to forego.

 
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