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    • pollys
    • By pollys 30th Mar 06, 8:26 AM
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    Can I make soured cream?
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    • 30th Mar 06, 8:26 AM
    Can I make soured cream? 30th Mar 06 at 8:26 AM
    Morning Everyone, I'm trying not to shop in a supermarket this month but need some soured cream which I am unable to source. I think I once read that it can be made by adding lemon juice to single cream, does anyone know if this is right? and if so what is the quantity of lemon juice to cream, I usually buy a small tub of soured cream.

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    • FunkyFairy
    • By FunkyFairy 30th Mar 06, 8:27 AM
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    • 30th Mar 06, 8:27 AM
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    • 30th Mar 06, 8:27 AM
    I make soured cream this way.

    I just add lemon juice until it is the right thickness.
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    • 3rd Apr 06, 8:19 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 06, 8:19 AM
    I've not made soured cream before; in cakes, I have found that it can usually be substituted successfully with plain yoghurt, although I've not tried it in a recipe where the sour cream is a major ingredient like say cheese cake or something. Works well in a couple of plain and chocolate cake recipes I have made.

    I recently came across this page which tells you how to culture sour cream using some bought stuff as a starter; if you use it often it might be worth a bit more research to see if you can keep a batch on the go like yoghurt:

    http://biology.clc.uc.edu/Fankhauser/Cheese/BUTTERMILK.HTM
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:34 PM
    Can i make sour cream?
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:34 PM
    Im in the middle of making a Carameized onion quiche. The recipe calls for sour cream, but ive just realized i don't have any! I can vaguely recall someone saying it can be made using cream and lemon juice. Is this correct and if so what ratios? Many thanks in advance x
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    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 27th Jun 08, 2:40 PM
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:40 PM
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:40 PM
    True soured cream requires a culture to be added to create the sourness, but you can recreate the effect with a Tbsp lemon juice to a 142ml carton of cream.

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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:44 PM
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:44 PM
    Thanks so much Penny. You always seem to be coming to the rescue!
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  • NickiM
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:57 PM
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    • 27th Jun 08, 2:57 PM
    I used creme fraiche the other day when making a cake and it wanted soured cream and the shop didn't have any.
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