recipe lingo ..

Discussion in 'Good Food' started by nalani, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. nalani geek-in-denial Well-Known Member

    ok, this might sound like a really dumb question to a lot of you but you know when a recipe calls for "cream", do they mean whipping cream? heavy cream? or evaporate milk, which is what we call "cream" here? Talk about language barriers :D
  2. Sharky Carcharodon carcharias New Member

    My guess would be heavy cream. Usually if they mean whipping cream or evaporated milk they will be specific. :cool:
  3. tonksy Hitting the egg nog New Member

    Yeah, heavy cream is my guess....but what is the recipe for?
  4. Leslie Communistrator

    It's not dumb. I get confused by recipes all the time. I don't know the answer to this one either. I would also guess heavy cream. Definitely not evaporated milk, unless it's the local church bazaar recipe book.
  5. tonksy Hitting the egg nog New Member

    Evap milk is a cool ingredient, though. I use it in cream soups. It's not as rich but a jigger of sherry fixes that wee problem right up. I am not opposed to cream, it's just that it tends to go bad before I use it all and evap stores loverly.
  6. GrandCaravanSE Derby Guys Bang Harder! Active Member

    What is it your making? that may give us a even better hint.
  7. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    I am thinking light, or whipping (unwhipped)

    go with 30%
  8. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    Oh unless it is a british cookbook, in britain when it says Cream it means 18% also known as single cream.

    I would say if they don't specify the norm seems to be 18%, so light, or table cream.
  9. Mirlyn shutterbug Well-Known Member

    Cam sent me out for minced meat once.



    I always called it ground beef.
  10. GrandCaravanSE Derby Guys Bang Harder! Active Member

    Same here, but there is a difference,minced is chopped up, ground is ground up in a machine.
  11. nalani geek-in-denial Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! Well, I'm not making anything right now... it's just that I always fall into the 'I really want to make this but I have no idea what they mean by cream' category :D

    There are other words or ingredients that have stumped me but I can't think of them off the top of my head .. I will remember then and write them here though so y'all can help me cook LOL
  12. nalani geek-in-denial Well-Known Member

    ummm.. errrr... you totally lost me. What's 'light' cream and 'table' cream? Here, we call evaporated milk 'cream' and put it in our hot cocoa and teas .. we also call half-and-half 'cream' but that's for coffee - way too expensive to put in cocoa.
  13. nalani geek-in-denial Well-Known Member

    people here buy evaporated milk by the cases sometimes .. that's how much it's used here just for regular stuff. Often times the elders will mix it with water to use as regular milk .. tastes awful LOL
  14. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    18% fat is light cream, or just cream.
  15. GrandCaravanSE Derby Guys Bang Harder! Active Member

    I have never see any of my creams say any percent of anything on them, and i work in a grocery store. well i am not sure but it might be because i live in america.
  16. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    Really?

    Maybe that is the confusion, here it lists right on the container, in bold the fat content.
  17. chcr We're dancing for once! Too cute for words

    No shit? :rofl4:
  18. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    I doesn't in the states?
  19. chcr We're dancing for once! Too cute for words

    Of course it does. I'm a bit worried that someone who works at a grocery store doesn't know this.

    'Splains why I sometimes can't find what I want at the market, I suppose.

    edit: Typically you have to look at the side of the carton.
  20. nalani geek-in-denial Well-Known Member

    so what is "table cream"? Is that like cream you put in tea and stuff? This is weirdly interesting to me :D No wonder the Maoris asked "what's this?" when we were hosting them a long time ago and we had evaporated milk out on the table for their teas and cocoa .. and had a strange look when we said, "cream" :D

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