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What to do with Cream Sherry?

Maya Feb 28, 2011 12:58 PM

Bought it to use a small amount for a soup.

How does it differ from using regular sherry in recipes?

How do I best use up the rest of the bottle? Recipe ideas??

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    wonderwoman Mar 4, 2011 02:09 PM

    my mother used throw a healthy slug of harvey's bristol cream into her chopped chicken liver.

    1. eight_inch_pestle Mar 3, 2011 11:55 PM

      Add a splash to a pan sauce that needs a kick.

      1. Cheese Boy Mar 3, 2011 10:11 PM

        If you do any baking at all, try making a poppy seed cake. Cream sherry makes all the difference. Here's a recipe for ideas --> http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,196,15...

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          Berheenia Mar 4, 2011 02:34 AM

          Wow- I got this recipe in the 60's (sans poppy seeds and nuts) and have been making it ever since. The cream sherry gives the cake a nice crust- nobody ever believes it is a mix!

          1. re: Berheenia
            Cheese Boy Mar 4, 2011 10:09 AM

            I use Fairbanks, an inexpensive California cream sherry . The flavor that results after baking is a surprising butterscotch flavor. It's amazingly good.

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          pasuga Mar 2, 2011 05:20 PM

          Every once in a while I like to pour a little over a pan-fried burger, a minute or two before it finishes cooking.

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            hto44 Feb 28, 2011 01:56 PM

            I add it to my shrimp scampi.

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              katecm Mar 2, 2011 09:52 AM

              And I use it for a quick mock newburg. I don't find it to be too sweet to cook with, and besides, I like a touch of sweetness in a newburg.

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              Harters Feb 28, 2011 01:12 PM

              Mrs Harters just drinks it as her preferred aperitif.

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                Joebob Feb 28, 2011 01:02 PM

                It is sweet. Use it in desserts e.g., trifle.

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                  monavano Feb 28, 2011 01:26 PM

                  Agree. Soak pound cake or lady fingers with it and serve with whipped cream/mascarpone with berries.

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