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where to get some REAL CREAM cakes, etc?

 
 
Reply Tue 11 May, 2004 04:02 pm
in china, you can buy some real cream cakes, they are made of real cream (or maybe butter something similar). they are really fat and sweet. when i eat two or three slices, i would be very full.

but in the usa, those cream cakes don't taste good, the cream on top taste puppy, and they don't seem to have any fat in them. and those whipped cream are not tasty, either.

when i was in shanghai, i escpecially like the whipped cream, they sell it in a cup. and you eat it just like those whipped cream, but they are way creamy and full of fat.

so i am just wondering where i can get anything similar in the usa?
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Tue 11 May, 2004 09:39 pm
Not in most grocery stores.

Sometimes a good bakery will have pastries with real whipped cream (sometimes).
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youngman
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2004 02:06 pm
do you know how much it costs to buy the whipped cream? do they sell in cups, gallons, etc?

and is it possible to make whipped creat at home?
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Heeven
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2004 02:24 pm
You can't get real cream here in the USA - believe me, I've tried. I used to eat cream buns in Europe and when I go back for a visit, one of the first stores I go visit is a cake shop - yum!
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youngman
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2004 02:30 pm
what is the reason behind this then? there are lots of big food factories in the usa, how come they don't make whipped cream, etc?
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2004 03:24 pm
To make it at home, just buy some heavy cream at the grocery store and whip it yourself. You'll need a big bowl and a mixer (cheap electric hand mixers can be bought for around $20.00).

Example:
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=10404649

Some people recommend adding some icing sugar in order to make it last longer; I think Martha Stewart uses quince syrup or jelly.

See, that's the thing- whipped cream breaks down after a day or so. In the US people shop infrequently, once a week or so. If the baker makes stuff with real cream, and it doesn't sell, it gets wasted. But there are GOOD bakeries out there, usually in urban areas, in either ethnic neighborhoods (Italian, for example) or wealthy neighborhoods.
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2004 03:31 pm
Oh yeah, don't forget to try the Japanese neighborhood, if you have one in your area. The best French pastries and cakes I've ever had were made by a Japanese guy who had a shop in San Diego, CA. In the same strip mall where his shop was located, there was also a Sushi shop, a Japanese video/gift store, and a tropical fish store.
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Heeven
 
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Reply Fri 14 May, 2004 03:35 pm
It's all to do with calories and fats etc., etc. The U.S. is particularly health-conscious and take out a lot of the fatty ingredients and have done so to the extent that it is near impossible to get full-fat foods any more. I have shopped many places to get ingredients to make my own cakes and get "real" chocolate but I have to go to specialty stores who import these from Europe and other places.

It's a pity too - since obviously the health issue has not suceeded - Americans are one of the fattest cultures around.
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youngman
 
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Reply Sat 15 May, 2004 01:26 pm
bromeliad wrote:
To make it at home, just buy some heavy cream at the grocery store and whip it yourself.


what is "heavy cream"? i have seen sour cream, etc, etc sold in grocery stores, but not "heavy cream."

if i can buy heavy cream, i suppose then it would be pretty easy to make the whipped cream, just add surgar or honey, i suppose.
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bromeliad
 
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Reply Sun 16 May, 2004 08:31 pm
http://www.cooking.com/advice/adgloss.asp?GlossType=ingr&Item=Heavy+cream

You should be able to find it in any grocery store in the dairy section. It comes in small cartons.

Here's some specific instructions:
http://www.cooking.com/recipes/static/recipe1340.htm

Good luck, and don't eat too much!
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youngman
 
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Reply Mon 17 May, 2004 12:05 pm
oh, yea. that seems to be easy.

i have actually bought some whipped cream in cartons before. but when i opened it, it tastes just like milk or something. so i never tried to whip it. cool. i will try it soon. Smile
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