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Old 12-20-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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A long time ago when I was a kid my Mum would make cream from unsalted butter by adding milk, my kid brother remembers everything about our childhood and said I was a smuck, my Mum is 95 yrs old and cannot remember even under torture
Am I a smuck or does anyone remember the method.

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:48 AM   #2
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That method seems to make a close substitute, although it's a little bit like Humpty Dumpty.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:25 AM   #3
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It makes sense. You make butter by churning cream to separate the ft from the milk. You start with cream and end up with butter and skim milk. I guess the process can be reversed. I'm not sure how you would re-incorporate the fat into the milk.

Do you remember how your mom did it?
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
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Hmm.... interesting topic. I wonder if skimmed milk were added back to butter and lightly whisk... can this reverse?
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:37 AM   #5
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I don't think you can. I think you are remembering incorrectly, Bolas.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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I guess... its either stick with butter or just cream . =)
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #7
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I guess... its either stick with butter or just cream . =)
Use either, or both, just quit trying to put the chicken back in the egg.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:03 PM   #8
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I don't think it would give you cream, but I think that it would make an excellent cream substitute in some recipes. You might have to do the math to figure out how much butter and how much milk, if the fat content matters. If it doesn't matter that much I would plop some butter in the bottom of a measuring cup and add milk to the level of cream required. Actually, it might be better to start with a bit of milk, then add the butter, and then the rest of the milk. That way the butter won't stick to the bottom of the cup.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:10 PM   #9
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I've used butter and milk as a cream substitute, but I'd have to Google to get the correct ratio.
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I've used butter and milk as a cream substitute, but I'd have to Google to get the correct ratio.
The ratio will depend on what butter fat percentage the cream you are substituting for has.
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