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May 17, 2011 03:07 PM

no Half and Half, but can I just use 1/2 cream and 1/2 whole milk?

I'm looking at a recipe for Pastry Cream that calls for half and half which I don't have. But I DO have cream and whole milk. Can I make my own half and half or should I find a new recipe that calls for either cream or whole milk?


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  1. Yes, you can substitute. The kind of cream will determine if it should be 50/50. I think this is correct. (Light cream 50/50.)

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