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#1 Thu 07 Jan 10 2:06pm

loobyloo168

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From Dudley, West Midlands
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Single or double cream ?

Hello all.

This is my first post so be gentle !

Iv been given the task of making a chicken and leek pie for dinner but i only have single cream.  The recipe i have found (and most i have found) use double cream ?

Can i use single cream insted of double, and will there be a difference betwen using single ?

Im never really sure what cream to use in cooking.

Thanks for looking and thanks for your help x help

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#2 Thu 07 Jan 10 2:10pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Single or double cream ?

I would use the single cream Loobyloo, it will just be a tiny percentage less rich. smile

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#3 Thu 07 Jan 10 2:17pm

Oatcake

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Re: Single or double cream ?

Single cream will split easier, so you may have to allow the filling to cool a little, add the cream and then warm - allowing the extra water to evaporate and thickening the sauce.

In fact, assuming you have milk in the house, I would never bother with single cream as you can always "let down" double cream to single using milk if serving for pouring or for coffee.

Last edited by Oatcake (Thu 07 Jan 10 2:18pm)

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#4 Thu 07 Jan 10 3:00pm

minerva

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Re: Single or double cream ?

Also perhaps don't use quite so much as Single cream is "thinner", & due to it's penchant for splitting, you won't want to have to reduce the sauce to get the right consistancy.

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#5 Thu 07 Jan 10 10:04pm

loobyloo168

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Re: Single or double cream ?

Thanks guys, it turned out brilliant !!

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#6 Fri 08 Jan 10 1:30am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
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Re: Single or double cream ?

Hooray! clap

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