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Substitute goat cheese for cream cheese?

So I goofed and forgot to get cream cheese at the store. Do you think I can I substitute goat cheese for cream cheese in a pumpkin brownie recipe? Any way to doctor it or should I just make plain brownies? Thx!

asked by ukimmeru over 4 years ago

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 4 years ago

How much cream cheese is called for? The fat content of the two is quite different, but if it's only a small amount, it could work. You'll get more tang from the goat cheese, obviously.

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added over 4 years ago

recipe calls for 3 oz...

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 4 years ago

Sorry, one more question: does it get mixed fully into the batter, or swirled in?

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added over 4 years ago

This recipe calls for batter, layered with filling, then topped with batter, knife swirl for the marble pattern.

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 4 years ago

If the cream cheese is just swirled in, as opposed to mixed into the batter, I think goat cheese would work fine.

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added over 4 years ago

thank you very much.

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