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Whipped cream without a mixer?

Is it possible to make whipped cream without a power mixer? How? Can it be made with a stick blender?
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Cream separates to oil when heated

When I heat 35% cooking cream on the stove, a layer of oil separates. I tried heating in the microwave and still observed the same. Is that normal in the process of heating cream? Should I use a lower ...
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What does make ice cream smooth and silky?

I tried to make a simple ice cream by mixing heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla into a common ice cream maker. After 30 min of stirring, it produced an acceptable ice cream, but as I used heavy cream ...
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Can you make whipped cream with half and half?

Can you make whipped cream with half and half? If you can, what, if anything, do you have to do differently?
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Cream Cheese expiration dates [closed]

The date on cream cheese does not say sell by or use by or best by. I wanted to make home made pimento & cheese, but I am somewhat reluctant to use it.
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Can I make potato dauphinoise/potato gratin/gratin dauphinoise without cream and just milk?

Tonight I'm going to make potato dauphinoise but I don't have any cream - at all - and all the recipes call for it! I should also note I have no creme fraiche or fromage frais or plain yoghurt e.t.c ...
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Are there any tricks to making a light-textured “whipped cream cake”?

During a web search, I found a cake recipe that uses heavy cream instead of butter. However, when I made it, the cake texture was terrible; thick and doughy even though I tested the cake with a ...
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How can I thicken whipping cream?

I used to live in Britain and I'm familiar with using Double Cream (48%+ fat) in all my recipes. However I moved to Canada a year ago and double cream doesn't seem to exist in North America. This has ...
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Cream based substitute for milk

I typically have heavy cream on hand but not milk so I'm frequently in need of a method to substitute the milk in recipes with cream. It seems to me that adding some amount of water and sugar to the ...
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Can you help me get my cream pie filling stiff enough?

Everytime I make a pie, I get a different result as far as the stiffness of the pie. I am trying to perfect coconut cream pie (and other cream pies). I have been researching Shirley O, Corriher ...
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How can I avoid chocolate truffle mix curdling?

We are trying to make chocolate truffles by heating cream and adding to chopped up chocolate but it keeps curdling. Are there any tips to avoid this happening?
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Is there any way to make single cream to double cream?

Whipping cream is hard to find where I live in India. We have a dairy brand named "Amul" which sells cream of butterfat content of 25% and cannot be whipped! Whipping cream has about 35% fat content ...
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Why is butter usually labeled “Sweet Cream”?

Most (or even all?) butter found at the grocery store is labeled "sweet cream". Is there a distinction between this and another type of cream, and if so, what is it?
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Too much heavy cream in my pumpkin pie?

I followed the recipe below but I'm concerned that it seems like a lot of cream - it's very runny. I've already mixed it up, poured one pie, and have a ton of mixture left - probably enough for 6 more ...
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Can coconut cream be transformed into coconut milk, or vice versa?

Can coconut cream be transformed into coconut milk, or the other way around? For example, will adding water or cow milk to coconut cream make a usable coconut milk? Or by reducing coconut milk, can I ...
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Why can't whole milk be substituted for cream in caramel sauce?

I learned to make caramel sauce pretty recently and for a while was on a serious sauce-making kick. Anyway, the day after Christmas I went to make a batch and noticed I didn't have any cream. I did a ...
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Why is cream curdled in coffee?

Why would liquid half-and-half creamer curdle when poured into hot coffee? This happens to me sometimes, and I'm not sure why. Could it have something to do with either the coffee being too hot or the ...
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Why does whip cream dispenser sometimes produce “ragged” cream?

Sometimes I make whipped cream in my ISI cream whipper and it comes out beautifully fluffy and smooth, and other times when I dispense it, the cream looks "ragged" for lack of a better description. ...
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Baking flour and sour cream -US /UK terms [duplicate]

What is the UK equivalent of US 'baking flour' and does the term 'sour cream' describe the same product in both countries?
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Can coconut cream be made from coconut flour?

I have never seen or tried coconut cream (nor milk) personally, so I have no idea what should be it, but since I need it as a ingredient in my cocktails, I decided to give it a shot and try to make ...
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Can ruined whipped cream be rescued?

If you whip mayonnaise too long and ruin it, you can restart with a new yolk and reuse the ruined mayonnaise. Is there a similar way to rescue whipped cream that has been whipped too long?
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Creme brulée heating milk

In creme brulée, does milk/cream really have to be brought up to simmering point before being adde to the egg/sugar mixture and being put in oven in bain marie? Seems a waste of time to wait for it to ...
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Could I add butter to single cream to make whipped/double cream?

I want to make some whipped cream for millefeuille but I only have single. If I added butter to single cream and whipped it, would that add enough butterfat to it to make it suitable for whipping? ...
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Separated, grainy ganache (Dark and Stormies from Grewelings's book)

I tried making "Dark and Stormies" out of Greweling's book (Chocolate and Confections). The center is a white chocolate ganache infused with vanilla and ginger and with rum. Both times I tried it, the ...
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Getting cream from evaporated milk

Separating cream from raw milk does not have high yield. This should be easier when the milk is concentrated, as we want to separate the watery part of milk, which is already disappeared in evaporated ...
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How can I make whipped cream if I can't always get cream?

I sometimes want to make whipped cream for dessert, but can't get cream in the market. What can I do in that case? One possibility: I did find that there is a quick way to do it by mixing a ...
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What kind of Creme or Mousse is the most robust? How can I strengthen a mousse?

I want to make a multi layer cake where one of the top layers consists of some kind of mousse. I haven't decided on what kind of mousse/creme yet because I have to transport the cake once it's done ...
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How to effectively take cream from milk?

I tried to take cream from raw (full fat) milk by the common method: leaving the milk at refrigerator overnight, then taking the cream from top. The amount of cream came to the top was low, and after ...
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Chocolate mousse - methods to have firm foamy mousse using white egg and cream

I am working on a multilayer chocolate mousse but is kind of hard for me as some recipe suggested me that I should use the white part of the egg and others suggest me to use double cream. I would ...
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How to correctly infuse cream into vegetables

I tried to cook a butternut squash curry, and I feel that the squash wasn't exactly "infused" with the sauce. I've had similar experiences with making gratin, and I feel I may be making the same ...
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What are the benefits of making butter at home?

I've recently realized how easy it is to make your own butter at home (thanks, SA!). Are there any significant benefits to this as opposed to buying butter in the grocery store? I do not have access ...
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Can heavy cream be frozen?

Sometimes, I want to try a recipe that calls for a small amount of heavy cream. Can the remainder be frozen and then used to make whipped cream? If so, how long will it keep in the freezer?
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How can I make better eggless scones? [duplicate]

I made chocolate scones using this recipe, using the milk/cream but leaving out the eggs because I'm vegan. The scones didn't come out soft. What might be the reason? Is there any substitute for the ...
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Making cream cheese from raw, non-homogenized milk, what to do with the cream?

Of all the recipes I've seen for cream cheese from raw milk, I haven't seen any mention of whether to skim some of the cream, shake it in or something else. My initial guess is to leave the cream and ...
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How long does the cream in a freshly baked chicken pie last for?

I am planning on baking a chicken pie that contains double cream tonight and serving it two days later. How long does the cream in the freshly baked pie last for? Do you think it will be still okay ...
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Why does my lemon tart filling sometimes curdle?

My recipe, which is wonderful when it goes well is: grated zest and juice of 2 lemons 142 mL double cream 6 oz castor sugar 4 large eggs Whisk all ingredients together, then pour ...
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What's the difference between Guatemalen, Honduran and Salvedorean Cream?

All three are available at my local mexican market. How are they different?
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When to prefer yogurt, cream, and coconut milk in an Indian vegetarian dish to make it creamy?

Firstly, I have noticed all the curried dishes we eat in an Indian restaurant feel "creamy". Now, I don't know whether they add cream, or yogurt, or coconut milk? In which kinds of dishes do we need ...
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How do you reduce a cream sauce?

My wife made a cream based sauce last night and the recipe said to "reduce" it. The cream sauce was comprised of some white wine, couple cups of heavy cream and chicken broth (my wife substituted ...
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Is it possible to fry vegetables in cream?

Cream A: The fat that gathers on the top of boiled milk. Cream B: The cream available in packets: http://www.amul.com/products/amul-freshcream-info.php Can vegetables be actually "fried" in these ...
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Is there any difference between a given cream and mix of different milks resulting in the same fat percentage?

Is there any difference between a given cream and mix of different milks resulting in the same fat percentage? For example, is there any difference in a half-and-half cream, say 16% of fat, and a 50% ...
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Preventing heavy top layer of cake from crushing cream layer

I'm making a flourless cake with almond meal, thus quite dense, and it's also covered completely with whole cherries. I thought I'd slice the cake horizontally and put a layer of cream in. The top ...
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Pros and Cons of cream whippers?

I did not know pressurized cream whippers existed until just seeing a reference to one, which led me to do a Google search. I own a manual cream whipper, which I rarely use, because it is exceedingly ...
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How to prevent separation/layers in panna cotta?

I recently discovered how easy it is to make panna cotta via a recipe by Mark Bittman. The only problem I found was that my panna cotta started to visibly separate into two distinct layers after a ...
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Basil Pesto and Cream Cheese dip

I made a dip with basil pesto covering cream cheese with grated parmesan cheese over it all. Can I keep the dip (tightly covered) for 4 days without the pesto interacting with the cheese? The ...
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Freezing things like Fettuccine Alfredo

I don't have a lot of time to cook during the week, sadly, so I've been taking things like this for lunch ...
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Liquid made with cream and penicillium roqueforti?

In a comment on this answer, Wayfaring Stranger mentions something I'd never heard of before: Incubating a walnut size chunk of blue with some cream for a couple days creates a lovely tasty thick ...
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How is long-lasting whipped cream made?

Cakes made of whipped-cream by professionals last for a long time in a consistent, white state. However, from what I know, whipped cream tends to become yellow and return to a more liquid state in a ...
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Preventing Crystalised Dairy Ice Cream [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a magic ingredient that keeps ice-cream soft? I'm making real dairy ice cream at home, without any sort of machine (which I have no intention of buying). The ...
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What is a substitute for half-and-half cream?

I need to know if there is a substitute for half-and-half (~10%) cream because I am baking a cake without it and I am allergic to it.