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Francisco Aug 6th 2005 6:01 pm

Re: Recipe translations needed!!! URGENT!
 

Originally Posted by Lynne
It's cheese in a can like squirty cream. Well they say it's cheese but I have my doubts. Apparently it's popular to squirt it on crackers or, according to my neighbor, if you get lazy you can just squirt it in your mouth while watching the ball game. I have never tried it, just can't get past the idea of having cheese in a can like that. :)

I'll be sure to look out for it. Yum.

paddingtongreen Aug 6th 2005 6:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Francisco
I am still 100% British, please explain Cheese Whizz!


Imagine velveeta thats soft enough to squirt.

One of the places in South Philadelphia that's famous for "Philly Cheesesteaks" uses it. The cheesesteak is a treat that is waiting for you.

Sarah Aug 6th 2005 7:04 pm

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Originally Posted by Duncan Roberts
As far as I know all purpose flour is essentially the same as self raising. A UK pint is 20oz and a US is 16oz, there is a small difference in the size of an ounce but not so much you would notice. Heavy cream is double cream. There is no one conversion from cups to oz/g, each ingredient is different, I have a list of the common ones (flour, butter, sugar, etc) at home if you need it.

The only trouble with heavy cream is its not the same consistency as double cream. Its still runny and thin unless you whip it up a bit. I miss the big gloopy dollops of double cream on strawberries.

Also, good luck with getting hold of staple St Delia of Smith ingredients such as fromage frais, greek yoghurt and creme fraiche - Where I live I'm more likely to find Jimmy Hoffa riding Shergar past Lord Lucan than I am to find that stuff.

snowbunny Aug 6th 2005 7:37 pm

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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen
One of the places in South Philadelphia that's famous for "Philly Cheesesteaks" uses it. The cheesesteak is a treat that is waiting for you.

Quel sacrilège! You mean it hasn't been looted and burnt to the ground by the locals?

Though I do have a friend from Scotland who pines for cheese-in-a-can. Isn't Cheez Whiz proper in jars? Think "spreaable cheese."

Lynne Aug 6th 2005 8:35 pm

Re: Recipe translations needed!!! URGENT!
 

Originally Posted by Sarah
The only trouble with heavy cream is its not the same consistency as double cream. Its still runny and thin unless you whip it up a bit. I miss the big gloopy dollops of double cream on strawberries.

Also, good luck with getting hold of staple St Delia of Smith ingredients such as fromage frais, greek yoghurt and creme fraiche - Where I live I'm more likely to find Jimmy Hoffa riding Shergar past Lord Lucan than I am to find that stuff.


I don't remember UK double cream being pourable. The Foodnetwork do have a recipe for creme fraiche but I have not tried it. I used to use that a lot in the UK. My local Publix sells greek yoghurt.

gruffbrown Aug 6th 2005 9:05 pm

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British self raising flour...
http://www.foodsubs.com/Photos/all-purposeflour.jpg

American self raising flour..
http://www.foodsubs.com/Photos/all-purposeflour.jpg
Hope that was of some help :rolleyes:

paddingtongreen Aug 6th 2005 9:24 pm

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Originally Posted by snowbunny
Quel sacrilège! You mean it hasn't been looted and burnt to the ground by the locals?

Though I do have a friend from Scotland who pines for cheese-in-a-can. Isn't Cheez Whiz proper in jars? Think "spreaable cheese."

Pats King of SteaKs uses cheese whiz:
http://www.patskingofsteaks.com/recipe.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/cheesesteak


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