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#1 Tue 18 May 10 9:35am

Tara

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Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

Im in the middle of making chocolate eclairs and have a problem, I sent my son to the shops for double cream and he came home with sour cream (on purpose, he knows the difference, he was in trouble for a misdemeanor at the time evil )  Anyway hes been sent to his room and misses out.  In order to make the chocolate glaze I need double cream.  I have single cream and marscapone, is there someway I can make a subsitute. 

This is the recipe.

Pierre Herme’s Chocolate Glaze
makes 1 cup or 300g

• 1/3 cup (80g) heavy cream
• 3˝ oz (100g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
• 4 tsp (20 g) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces, at room temperature
• 7 tbsp (110 g) Chocolate Sauce (recipe below), warm or at room temperature

1.In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and slowly begin to add the chocolate, stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula.
2.Stirring gently, stir in the butter, piece by piece followed by the chocolate sauce.

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#2 Tue 18 May 10 10:08am

mincepie

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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

I would say the reason  your recipe is needing heavy cream is because single cream will/can split if boiled. i dont see why you couldnt use mascapone instead.
May I make this suggestion:
Chocolate covering/icing
3 oz butter
2 oz cocoa ( not drinking chocolate powder)
8 oz icing sugar ( I think across the pond its called fine sugar?)
A little cold milk
Melt butter, stir in cocoa, beat in sugar, slacken with a little milk. Use whilst warm.
Sets but not rock solid.....its good.

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#3 Tue 18 May 10 10:31am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

I have the recipe for a chocoalte glaze with mascarpone, just do what your doing and substitute it with the mascarpone, it works fine. Trust me, I did a white choc glaze with it for my mums birthday cake and it worked fine, let the mixture col down completely and leave in the fridge check every 15 mins till you have the consistency you need to spread the glaze.

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#4 Tue 18 May 10 10:54am

Tara

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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

Thank you so much!! Debs you have put my mind at ease  kiss

Thank you Mincepie for the alternative, I may have gone that way had Debs not saved the day.  thumbsup

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#5 Tue 18 May 10 11:21am

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

anytime. I actually use mascarpone as a double cream substitute alot since they don't sell fresh double cream here.

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#6 Tue 18 May 10 11:32am

Kye

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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

Hiya, found some info:

http://www.ochef.com/843.htm

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#7 Tue 18 May 10 9:00pm

mummza

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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

I also would go with muscapone if I had nothing else.

I am sure it was a mistake when your son bought sour cream instead of double cream..after all who would want to miss out on eclairs !

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#8 Wed 19 May 10 2:22am

Tara

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From Melbourne Australia
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Re: Can I subsitute double cream with marscapone?

Thanks for the link Kye!

Thanks again for that advice Debs, its always good to know about subsitutes.

It actually was on purpose mummza.  He has bought me sour cream and double cream before, he knows the difference very well.  Before he went to the shops I told him specifically not to get the sour cream, he has a history of doing the opposite of what hes been told to do if hes in trouble for something else, which he was.  I dont tolerate vengeful behaviour.  Hes been pushing alot of boundries over the last week or so, I have to knock it on the head quickly so sadly he misses out.   neutral

Would you believe I went to start making the icing at 8pm last night and noticed the chocolate in the cupboard was cooking chocolate not milk chocolate. I gave up at that point and consoled myself with the fact that the choux came out well and Rick Steins Asian Oddysey.

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