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Making 30% Sour Cream

I only have regular sour cream but I need 30% sour cream. Can I add something to the sour cream to make it 30%?
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What are the conditions that raw milk, just milked from a cow, should stand to obainin thick traditional Romanian smântână?

Let's say I have fresh, raw, unpasteurized milk, just obtained from a local cow owner who milked the cow within the last hour, the milk is still slightly warm from the cow's body heat. In what ...
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What is the difference between cream cheese and sour cream?

Let me be clear: I am not asking about their applications. I know some really good recipes where you use one or the other. I know you can replace them with each other in some recipes, not in others. ...
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Is natural yoghurt & soured cream a good replacement for khatta dahi (Indian sour yoghurt/'curd')

Dahi is a natural unpasteurised yoghurt eaten as-is and an ingredient in India, aka curd in Indian English (different to curd in Br/Am E. though). Khatta dahi is more soured (khatta means sour). What'...
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How to thicken a sour cream-based pastry cream?

I did some research, but can't find the answer to my problem: I need to thicken the cream that I am making for my layered cake. The cream is made of sour cream and sweetened condensed milk. The cream, ...
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Add fresh yogurt to whipping cream to make creme fraiche?

Can I use fresh yogurt instead of cultured buttermilk, to add to heavy cream (35%) and make creme fraiche? I learned that adding cultured butter milk to heavy whipping cream makes creme fraiche. I ...
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Is sour cream in olde recipes the same as sour cream today? [duplicate]

I have a really old cookbook (about 1890) that calls for soured cream or sour cream in some recipes. Is this the same as the stuff you get in a tub at the store or is it like sour milk where you put ...
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Is sour cream in super markets made in the traditional way?

Is sour cream in super markets made in the traditional whey? (Ha ha, just kidding.) The traditional method of making sour cream is easy to describe: milk is spun using a centrifuge so as to extract a ...
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How to get sour cream & onion potato chips flavor?

I've noticed that when eating common 'sour cream & onions' potato chips, there is a distinctive, cheesy-like flavour that distinguishes the chips. What gives it this flavor? Is it simply MSG, or ...
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Are curd and sour cream typical middle-eastern food?

I keep going to restaurants around my city (São Paulo) where in certain days of the week, some of them serve middle-eastern food. Curiously, there's always a whitey cream that some of the restaurants ...
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What is the difference between sour cream & butter in baked goods?

I'm a little unsure what the difference is between the two. I found a banana bread recipe that specifically called for the use of sour cream for the batter as opposed to butter; the same applied when ...
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Why are all sour cream cultures I've found for sale online labeled as direct set? Why can't I reuse like I do yogurt?

I've realized we go through a lot of sour cream in my household, and I want to start making probably about a pint or two a week during the summer months. I've been researching for a few hours, and ...
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Can I substitute low fat greek yogurt for light sour cream in a high speed blender?

I'm wondering whether the blending speed will affect the texture of the yogurt unfavourably. I am making a spinach and artichoke dip, and I want to lower the calories per serving. If I can substitute, ...
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What is Canadian-style sour cream?

I recently bought a container of what was labeled "Canadian-style sour cream" at a produce market in the Bay Area. Being from Canada, I was curious to see what it was, since all the sour cream I've ...
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Is unsour sour cream too new or too old?

My supermarket only has one supplier of sour cream, so I always buy it. It appears to be made by a small company. All last year, when I purchased the product, it appeared like any sour cream you can ...
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Does sour-cream go bad?

I have had a container of off-brand sour-cream I bought from the grocery store in my refrigerator for almost two months. When will it go bad or will is ever go bad?
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Is it ok to use sour cream as substitute of sour yogurt?

I've seen many recipes that use sour yogurt as a main ingredient, but I've been unable to find sour yogurt where I live, and I wonder if it's ok to use sour cream instead of sour yogurt. I know they'...
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How to thicken a sour cream recipe?

Sour cream is not sold in stores where I live. I found a sour cream recipe. This asked me to put some cream in a bowl, add white vinegar, then let it sit in the refrigerator for one hour. I used some ...
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What is sour cream called in Hindi?

I need to know it so that I can purchase it from the market. What is sour cream called in Hindi?
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Whats a good light or fat free substitution for sour cream?

The normal sour cream tastes good while the light or fat free does not taste good at all. Are there any brands that taste nearly as good as original?
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Can sour cream be made the same way as yogurt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to make Sour Cream at home? I make yogurt by adding a small amount of yogurt to milk, heating it slightly (barely in this weather!) and letting it sit several ...
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What kind of cooling garnish is like ice cream but doesn't melt?

In a related question, I asked about plating with bread for sampling chili. Here I need to find a cooling, as in take the heat off the capsaicin with fats, garnish. For this question I would like to ...
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What is sour cream?

What exactly is sour cream and How is it made? also Is there a relationship between 'sour-cream' and 'creme fraiche'?
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Is it possible to make Sour Cream at home?

I use Sour Cream in several recipes, is there a way to make it from scratch?
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Is there a milk-free sour cream?

Is there some kind of milk-free sour cream available, to use as substitute due to an allergy?
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