In Great Britain, recipes often call for a "pot" of something. Is a "pot" of whipping cream whipped or un-whipped?

  • "Pot"? Can you quote a recipe that uses this? On the face of it, if it says "[measurement] of whipping cream", I'd expect it to be unwhipped, while "[measurement] of whipped cream" could be expected to be whipped, but recipe writers are often sloppy with their language. What do other, similar recipes say? – Marti Dec 24 '14 at 18:44
  • if it's 'whipping cream' it's unwhipped. The 'pot' is likely the size container it usually comes in ... but I have no idea what size that might be. – Joe Dec 24 '14 at 18:48
  • I've seen British recipes that call for "a pot" of stock as well. Apparently it's a common measurement. – Preston Dec 27 '14 at 16:02

A pot of whipping cream is 270-290ml whipping cream.

Whipping cream is somewhere between single and double cream.

I'd love to get scientific with you but it's Christmas eve and the alcohol is flowing.

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