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Could I substitute the double cream for sth else in choc cheesecake recipe??

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WindUpBird Tue 12-Aug-08 13:12:55

Friend has just given me a recipe for a chocolate cheesecake (which I've tasted, tis delicious) which has 420ml of double cream plus tub of mascarpone. Is there anything less fattening I can substitute the cream with, creme fraiche? fromage frais? Or would it not taste as good??

hanaflower Tue 12-Aug-08 13:13:53

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saythatagain Tue 12-Aug-08 13:14:10

Would creme fraiche (sp) be an idea?

WindUpBird Tue 12-Aug-08 13:22:21

ooh, replies already, thank you!
Hanaflower, I wondered as's just quite chocolatey so I thought it may not need all that cream, just seems a lot.
sta - I was wondering that but I guess it wouldn't have the same may have to be d. cream.

Overmydeadbody Tue 12-Aug-08 13:23:53

You need the (presumably whipped) cream to 'set' the topping, creme freche or fromage frais would be too runny and you'd end up with a big mess.

You could substitude some of the cream for full fat cream cheese though.

SNoraWotzThat Tue 12-Aug-08 13:25:58

I mixed equal quanties of low fat creme fraiche plus full fat philidelphea. (I guess you could use low fat of both as long as you chill of a few hours before serving, so not too runny).
I also add some castor sugar and orange juice to taste. Then add topping. Maderines are nice.

SNoraWotzThat Tue 12-Aug-08 13:28:54

You can use fat free philly for all of it. I have seen recipes online.

WindUpBird Tue 12-Aug-08 13:32:01

yep, whipped double cream it's gotta be, I guess. Otherwise will just end up messing up DH's birthday cake.
Maybe next time I'll try the creme fraiche&philadelphia version.

Overmydeadbody Tue 12-Aug-08 13:40:28

I do think if you're going to enjoy a cheesecake it might as well be a full fat version!grin

Although if you eally want, do a google search for low fat chocolate cheesecake, there will be ones that use gelatine to set the topping and low fat fillings.

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