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Leftover Cream

Reddyrat Mar 6, 2008 09:53 AM

I have a 1/2 cup of heavy cream left over from making a ganache last weekend. What should I do with it?

I'm open to desserts and main dishes. Something pretty simple would be preferable.


  1. Paul Weller Mar 7, 2008 05:29 AM

    Sauce for steak au poivre. You just need some shallots, beef or veal stock, brandy or cognac, peppercorns, butter and cream.

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      fern Mar 7, 2008 04:14 AM

      How about a nice potato or other vegetable gratin. Declicious and easy.

      Or a smothered chicken skillet.

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        AndyP Mar 6, 2008 09:55 PM

        Hey Alison,

        If you eat breakfast cereals, spike it with some of the cream. It will make you happy.

        For main dishes, an Alfredo sauce with pasta begs for cream. Berries and cream are a given, but with most berries being out of season, you can use warmed cream as a welcome garnish for just about any cake/British pudding, or fruit pie dessert.


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        1. re: AndyP
          food_eater79 Mar 7, 2008 04:02 AM

          I'd have to agree with alfredo sauce, or add it to mashed potatoes.

        2. meatn3 Mar 6, 2008 08:16 PM

          It makes a good creamy cole slaw: add a little sugar, cider vinegar, celery seed & salt. Mix well - it becomes light and slightly foamy.
          (edit) with cabbage of course!

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            modthyrth Mar 6, 2008 11:21 AM

            nothing finer than fresh berries, cream, and a bit of sugar. Doesn't get much easier, either.

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