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Apr 17, 2007 04:00 PM

What to do with really good cream?

I bought two pints of heavy cream from a local dairy thinking I was going to use them in a recipe, when in fact I didn't need them. Who has a recipe that can benefit from great cream? I was thinking of a dessert, but I make creme brulee and chocolate mousse or pot de creme all the time, so I want to branch out. Any ideas??

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  1. i'd actually keep it simple and just serve the cream with really good, ripe, wonderful organic berries. can't think of anything better.

    1. Whipped cream made with a dash of rum or rum flavouring is un-believeably good on pecan pie.

      And, getting away from desserts, you could make a killer vichyssoise or chowder.

      Or, culture it with a little butter milk for creme fraiche and make coeurs ala creme - this would be my choice.

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      1. re: AnnaEA

        Along the same lines of what Anna said, Ina Garten has a recipe she calls
        Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry and Grand Marnier Sauce that other chowhounds say is fabulous. I have not tried it myself though. Check it out and see if it grabs you:

        1. re: newbatgirl

          that sounds delicious
          raspberries are not quite in season, so i might have to come up with another sauce...

          1. re: pigtowner

            God point, I can't remember if she offered alternatives when this recipe aired but it seems like it could be flexible.

            Whatever you make, please let us know how it turns out!

            1. re: pigtowner

              Since the raspberries are cooked in the recipe, you could substitute frozen raspberries.

        2. "but I make creme brulee and chocolate mousse or pot de creme all the time, so I want to branch out"

          I wished I lived near you... ;-0

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          1. re: Pate

            I would take those berries from the soupkitten and make a creamy homemade
            ice cream and enjoy one of God`s finer creations.

          2. Trifle. Sorry, it's my pudding of choice at the moment. Use half the cream to make the custard and the other half as the cream.

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            1. re: ali patts

              do you have a favorite trifle recipe? i've never made one

            2. Get some really good bread and eat it dipped in the cream.

              Fancier, sweet version - mix cream with maple syrup in about 2:1 ratio, then slice and broil the bread. Pour the cream/syrup over the bread. My favourite dessert.