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Old 12-21-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Heavy cream, what to make with it?

Friend of mine brought me half a gallon of heavy cream. It is thick, like sour cream or even thicker. It is fresh, straight from farm. I'm drawing a blank. What should I make with it?
Help me with ideas.

Also I was going to post this from the phone but was not able to. What was doing wrong?

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Old 12-22-2016, 02:55 AM   #2
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Check out recipes for double cream and you find a lot and you can also make clotted cream with it.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:33 AM   #3
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You can make a lot of butter and with that cream, I bet it would be good butter, too.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:53 AM   #4
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Mascarpone.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:29 AM   #5
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Also I was going to post this from the phone but was not able to. What was doing wrong?
The recipe forums require you to specify whether the thread is a recipe, but there is no way to do that on the app - only on the website.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:33 AM   #6
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There are lots of ideas here, Charlie: http://www.thekitchn.com/15-recipes-...y-cream-189538

Chocolate pot de crěme sounds pretty good
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:58 AM   #7
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The recipe forums require you to specify whether the thread is a recipe, but there is no way to do that on the app - only on the website.
Aha, good, so I am not completely dumb. It kept asking me that, but I couldn't figure out how to do that.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:29 AM   #8
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Ways to use cream (I easily go through about a quart a week just by myself):
  • Make homemade sour cream
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Make homemade butter
  • Add a splash to your scrambled eggs
  • Add a little to mashed potatoes
  • Add it to your egg nog
  • Add it to your coffee
  • Add it to pan sauces and gravies
  • My personal favorite: White Russians (before you ask, Charlie, it's a drink - has nothing to do with actual Russians)
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:30 AM   #9
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home made ice cream
Horseradish cream sauce
Ganache/ make your own cake
a dollop on top of bowls of your good borscht instead of sour cream
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:00 PM   #10
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:50 PM   #11
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Ganache.....for some of it. By special request... Gonna make a chocolate one for a Peanut butter pie later today.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:51 PM   #12
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I would divide it and freeze it. You can freeze and reuse after giving it a hefty shake to re-emulsify. It will be as good as fresh. good reading about this here: Can I Freeze Cream? - David Lebovitz
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You can make creme fraiche and then fromage blanc.
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:05 PM   #15
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Clotted cream!!!!!
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Friend of mine brought me half a gallon of heavy cream. It is thick, like sour cream or even thicker. It is fresh, straight from farm. I'm drawing a blank. What should I make with it?
Help me with ideas.

Also I was going to post this from the phone but was not able to. What was doing wrong?
Ice cream (no need to use eggs if you are working with soft fruit such as strawberries). Not only yummy but saves and stores the cream.

You can also pipe whipped cream decorations onto a baking sheet lined with non-stick parchment and freeze them. Store in Freezer in a box and use to decorate cakes, trifles, etc., placing them while still frozen and allowing to thaw in situe.

Be careful whipping it as it can go to butter very quickly. (Still not wasted though)
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