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cream in bakers' shop cream cakes...

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runner2 Wed 06-Jan-21 11:19:29

You know that firm, slightly yellow rather than pure white cream that you find in "proper" bakery cream cakes, Belgian buns, iced fingers etc? Is it possible to replicate this at home? So far I've tried squirty cream (too light and watery), extra-thick double cream (wrong consistency/texture) and whipping cream (again, wrong). Can anyone enlighten me? smile

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WitchWife Wed 06-Jan-21 11:22:49

Bake Off has led me to believe that it isn’t exactly cream but “creme pat” ie this

WitchWife Wed 06-Jan-21 11:23:22

.... aaaand now I’m hungry. What are you going to put it in?

ReplacementPlasticUterus Wed 06-Jan-21 11:27:03

Creme Patissiere? It's basically thick custard. Ol' Blue-Eyes has a recipe.

Livpool Wed 06-Jan-21 11:27:13

I should not have opened this thread with being on a diet 😂.

I think it is creme pat too

runner2 Wed 06-Jan-21 11:37:00

I was so sure when I posted that I wasn't talking about creme pat that I almost said so...and I was also sure I don't like creme pat, having knowingly had it in authentic French bakery goods... But now I'm not as sure!! The cream I'm talking about doesn't taste at all custardy and is firmer than creme pat, though perhaps that's just down to tweaks in the recipe.
@WitchWife I'm craving a Belgian bun split and filled to bursting with cream!! Years ago Greggs did a delicious one but sadly no longer. smile

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2BDIs Wed 06-Jan-21 11:40:52

Is it a chanterelle cream? Not sure if that's the correct spelling. I believe its cream whipped with icing sugar.

2BDIs Wed 06-Jan-21 11:43:07

Chantilly cream, not chanterelle. Sorry.

Harmarsuperstar Wed 06-Jan-21 11:43:20

Creme chantilly?

OlgaDePolga Wed 06-Jan-21 11:43:34

Is it something called 'mock cream'... will have a look for a link

Harmarsuperstar Wed 06-Jan-21 11:43:36

X post smile

chouxfleur Wed 06-Jan-21 11:46:38

Have you tried whipping up double cream? It's got more fat in than whipping cream - that might help!

I also like to fold a tablespoon or so of full fat creme fraiche through whipped cream. Makes it taste richer and just a tiny bit sour (in a good way). Great to eat with meringues 😋😋😋

GeidiPrimes Wed 06-Jan-21 11:46:40

Could it be something called "mock cream"? (I don't know the recipe, but I think cornflour features in it)

Bluesmartiesandpandapop Wed 06-Jan-21 11:46:40

Pastry cream/ creme patisserie
Like in eclairs and Choux buns

OlgaDePolga Wed 06-Jan-21 11:46:45

GeidiPrimes Wed 06-Jan-21 11:47:53

X post Olga

Bluesmartiesandpandapop Wed 06-Jan-21 11:48:00

Maybe the British version is just thicker and more custardy compared to the french? Just different recipes to suit the British palette better?

OlgaDePolga Wed 06-Jan-21 11:50:38

I have made it in the past, but been a bit underwhelmed tbh... can't beat lashings of whipped cream 🍰🍰

Pbbananabagel Wed 06-Jan-21 11:54:13

I’ve always believed its whipped double cream as a Pp has suggested

steppemum Wed 06-Jan-21 11:54:16

well, I find that cream completely revolting. Fresh cream cakes - delicious, that fake cream stuff - YUCK.
Not sure why you would want to replicate it.

Ricebubbles2 Wed 06-Jan-21 12:08:32

Mock cream
70g Tararua Butter
1 cup Chelsea Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2-3 tsp very cold Meadow Fresh Original Milk

Cream the Tararua Butter, vanilla and Chelsea Icing Sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
Gradually, with the beaters running, add the Meadow Fresh Original Milk.  The mixture should resemble whipped cream.  

Makes enough to fill one 20-23cm cake.

WhippetyStourie Wed 06-Jan-21 12:23:52

This? Synthetic cream.

laughoutquiet Wed 06-Jan-21 12:30:04

Mix creme pat with whipped cream smile

WitchWife Wed 06-Jan-21 12:38:13

Ooohhh I thought we were aiming for classy grin

I LOVE that fakey cream stuff too, those splits used to be my “break up treat” when I was a teenager. No idea what it is but yes it’s more bubbly than creme pat

runner2 Wed 06-Jan-21 16:10:09

Ha ha I have no pretensions to classiness here grin. I actually love cream in all its manifestations (with the exception of creme pat, as mentioned earlier); this is all about me seeking my ultimate treat/comfort on a miserable day, at a miserable time in general... Thank you for all the comments and suggestions - not convinced the mystery has been solved, though. May just have to write to Greggs HQ! wink

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