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Cream confusion.

What's the difference between light cream and heavy cream....and are they interchangeable?

asked by skittle over 5 years ago
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added over 5 years ago

Heavy cream, sometimes called whipping cream,
is typically 33% fat whereas light cream is usually around 10% fat. It can be substituted
In some cases, but it depends on what you plan to do with it.

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added over 5 years ago

Ah. I'm making a ganache...a whipped ganache actually.
It would be nice if someone would print this information on the carton. :)

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AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 5 years ago

skittle, I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and received some very helpful responses. Here is the link: http://www.food52.com/hotline... ;o)

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 5 years ago

Go ahead and use the heavy cream. If you are making a ganache, you might as well make a good ganache that is really worth the calories. The higher fat content will carry more flavor and boost the taste.

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boulangere

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added over 5 years ago

Yes, definitely use heavy cream. Look for one that is 40% butterfat, especially if you plan to whip the ganache. Light cream, usually around 14% butterfat, doesn't contain enough fat to allow it to be whipped.

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