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Double cream replacement

Post by Alpen on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:58 pm

We are having some friends over for a meal and are thinking of a 70's theme. Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and Black Forrest Cherry Gateau. Large amounts of cream for whipping are required for the gateau but what is the best to use in place of double cream?

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Re: Double cream replacement

Post by BLAKEVINE on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:22 pm

Super U do an "épaisse" (thick) cream in a white tub which can be found near the milk/butter in the chiller cabinet. I found that quite good when making a trifle for my husband!
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Post by Richard T on Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:43 pm

I agree with Blakevine but check the fat content. British style double cream has a fat content of about 45% which is much higher than most cream you can buy in France. The stuff you buy in cartons is usually about 30%. If I remember correctly the cream Blakevine refers to is 42% which will be OK for your purposes.

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Post by Inkflo on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:35 am

If you're not against a thickener, you can buy small packets of Chantilly Fixe, usually found with the baking aids & flour, just add that to the 30% cream and it will do the job.
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Re: Double cream replacement

Post by Alpen on Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:27 am

Thanks for the info everyone. Now we have a better idea of what to look for. Any ideas where we can buy Blue Nun or Mateus Rose locally?

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Post by Le-Dolly on Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:38 am

I've not seen Blue Nun for a while, thank goodness, but at Crimbo I did see some Black Tower for sale in a local Carrefour.

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Re: Double cream replacement

Post by Alpen on Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 pm

I saw Blue Nun, Black Tower and Mateus Rose in an English supermarket last year but cannot remember which one. I would prefer a nice Oz Shiraz or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc but hard to find in France although Majestic Wine in Coquelles will arrange delivery.

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Post by Inkflo on Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:57 pm

You can buy Reisling from Leader Price, Lidl etc, but if you really want Blue Nun, you can buy it online here ...
http://www.grauonline.fr/vins-blancs/blue-nun-riesling-blanc.html
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Re: Double cream replacement

Post by Alpen on Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:21 pm

Inkflo- Followed the link and surprised to find it priced at €7.20. Will go to Lidl and find a Riesling or Liebfraumilch or a south African white for much less money. Thanks for the link though.

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Re: Double cream replacement

Post by redburmese on Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:58 am

Try creme fermier ,you cannoy buy it in supermarkets but our butcher-baker shop sells it its very thick and doesnot need whipping ,i think some farms sell it as well .
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