Half And Half

Decorating By Rara Bakes Updated 18 Dec 2014 , 9:23am by winniemog

Rara Bakes Posted 17 Dec 2014 , 11:03pm
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AHello everyone Could someone tell the the substitute for "half and half" in Australia? It's for a cheesecake recipe and it requires half a cup of half and half. I'm thinking it may be cream?

TIA

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makeherabaker Posted 17 Dec 2014 , 11:38pm
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I was under the impressions Half and half is half cream and half milk. So 1 part milk 1 part cream=half and half somebody American will come along with the correct answer.

 

I'm wrong! I did find this

 

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For dishes that are cooked or baked, you may substitute 4-1/2 teaspoons melted butter plus enough whole milk to equal 1 cup. One cup of evaporated milk may also be substituted for each cup of half-and-half cream.

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/cooking-tips/ask-the-test-kitchen/half-and-half-substitute#ixzz3MCYgXsae

Magic Mouthfuls Posted 18 Dec 2014 , 8:29am
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I asked Mr Google and Mr Wikipedia.   Mr Google was more helpful.   He said....

 

You are aiming at a dairy product that has 10.5 - 12% milk fats.  We dont have such in Australia, so you will have to concoct your own....

 

To make your own half and half from other dairy products, the simplest scenario would be to mix together equal parts light cream and milk.  

 

I'm pretty sure we have light cream in Woolies or Coles, so read its fat content and that with your milk (either full cream or lite) until you get a ratio of 10.5% - 12% fats.

TheNerdyBaker Posted 18 Dec 2014 , 9:07am
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If its just for a cheesecake, you can sub cream without any ill effects.  Its more just for moisture then the fat content really.

winniemog Posted 18 Dec 2014 , 9:23am
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AThe light cream in the supermarket is generally around 18% fat, but I reckon for a cheesecake you'd be fine subbing it in for half and half.

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