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sweetening whipped cream?

Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 05:53 AM

I think I may have had a dream about this last night: has anyone tried using maple syrup instead of sugar to sweeten whipped cream? I don't want it to be really sweet, and since I'm serving with an apple-walnut torte, I thought the maple would add a nice flavor. Some notes: I'll be whipping the cream by hand, and also adding a touch of some sort of brandy. Am I just crazy? Or will this be amazing?

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    millygirl RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 05:55 AM

    I think it would be very nice....I've added honey in the past so can't see why maple syrup would not work. Go for it!

    1. jbyoga RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 05:58 AM

      Sounds great - a little maple and bourbon.....also...the teeniest pinch of salt.

      1. Morganna RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 06:00 AM

        I've seen such offered in various restaurants here in Vermont. :) Sounds like something worth trying to me! :)

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          CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 07:12 AM

          I've added amaretto to whipping cream before with a great result, so I can't see why not. Why not try a tiny batch just to test it?

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            Sophia. RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie Dec 10, 2007 07:20 AM

            mmm, and then I suppose I would have to eat that tiny batch because it wouldn't be any good to leave it sitting in the fridge until Wednesday...great idea!!

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            ziggylu RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 07:43 AM

            I've used maple syrup in whipped cream with no issues. Just a little for a hint of flavor.

            I've done all kinds of flavored whipped cream using syrups, liqueurs, and extracts over the years with no problems but I don't mix by hand....don't think that would make a difference though?

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              Sophia. RE: ziggylu Dec 10, 2007 08:46 AM

              I think my brute strength will be the determining factor...I'm glad to hear that it's worked well for you in the past with the flavors. I'm really excited about trying this.

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                JockY RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 01:39 PM

                If you can get your hands on it you might want to try maple sugar instead of maple syrup. I think it is easier to get the cream to the right whipped consistency with sugar than with syrup.

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                  heathermb RE: JockY Dec 10, 2007 03:34 PM

                  I was thinking the same thing re: sugar vs. syrup and consistency of the whipped cream. Sounds delicious...decadent way to top pancakes too...or a baked-apple pancake.

            2. Pei RE: Sophia. Dec 10, 2007 03:59 PM

              You've gotten great advice, but maybe for a change try maple syrup and sour cream on some of the leftovers? A local breakfast shop used to do sour cream brown sugar on pancakes, and it was incredible. This post reminded me of that flavor: dark, molasses type flavor with a little tang.

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