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Jan 17, 2010 03:34 PM

sour cream?

The fancy super-expensive raw cream that I bought at the farmers market last week has acquired a new smell and I'm wondering if it has gone bad. It's not technically past it's due date, and unfortunately I've only used half. It's smells a little pungent like cheeses can sometimes and not quite rotten. Can I use this to fatten up my mashed potatoes or should I archive it in the circular file? Any ideas?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Did you taste it? I really am not at all familiar with what raw cream should look/smell/taste like (or not), but I think if it were really off, then it would taste bad. Did you pour it into a different container and then smell? I often do that with milk and it's often the container that's off, not the milk/cream itself.

    Otherwise, personally, I think I'd be more comfortable baking with it than eating if it raw, if I were not sure.