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Old 03-03-2011, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

 

Just got my first order direct from the farm today!  I got cream, but it's so thick and "solid"...more so than I expected.  I know I am a newbie and all, but how do you guys use this cream for coffee?  Heat it up a bit? 

 

And how long does it keep ok in the refrigerator? 

 

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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is it butter?  I've never heard of solid cream.


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No, it's labled as cream???  Farmer handed it to me himself and said "here's your cream"! 

 

It's a bit thicker than cream cheese consistency. 

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Is the whole thing thick like that or just what is on the top? You might need to shake it up a bit. The top stuff is great on scones and muffins...mmmm....
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hmmm, the entire thing is solid.  I emailed the farmer - I'll post when he replies. 

 

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Some cows just give really thick cream!  Consider yourself lucky.  Unless it's soured and that's why it is so thick...

In my experience, when the cream initially rises to the top of the milk after 12 hours or so, it's the consistency of storebought cream.  Let it settle a few more days and you'll get less cream from the top (the creamline shrinks), but the cream is more concentrated - thick enough to stand a spoon in.

If the farm uses a cream separator, they can change the setting to produce thinner or thicker cream.  They might have set it to put out only the very heaviest cream, with a very high butterfat content.

You can thin it out with some milk. 

 

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Old 03-05-2011, 06:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info Kelsey!  The farmer did reply to my email.  He said the same to just mix it with some milk to my liking and I am good to go.

 

Gotta say, I at some with strawberries last night...YUM!

 

 

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Yea, i the raw cream that i used to get was thick like that and i LOVED IT!  Sigh, i had it so good then, it was delivered to me, now i have to drive 2 hours away to get raw cream :(


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