I have recently found recipie for a cake that i would like to try but it contains half and half, i am in England and have never heard of this. what is it and what can i use as a substitute??
Half and half is a dairy product that is half milk and half cream.
Half-and-half is made by homogenizing a mixture of milk and cream. It must contain at least 10.5 percent milkfat, but not more than 18 percent ...
Single cream (well, almost, but not quite)....
In BrE there really is no direct equivalent. Half and half is literally half milk and half cream, whereas single cream is simply cream with very little fat in it, and which will not whip well.
Perhaps half whole milk and half heavy cream would work.
It is half milk and half cream........so that would be the substitute........
half and half is titled (very often) here in Canada, as "coffee cream" and I've used "table cream" with the same results. I think it's labelled at 18% ??
thanks everyone for your replies