Can I Or How Do I?

Decorating By 2sdae Updated 24 Oct 2008 , 3:53pm by Curtsmin24

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2sdae Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 2:18pm
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I have recipe that calls for 1/2 and 1/2 and all I have is 2% and heavy cream.
So my question is this, can I use say 1/2 the amount called for but sub heavy cream and add same amount of 2% to it to equal 1/2 & 1/2 ?
Or can I add water to heavy cream to make it more fluid?
I am trying to avoid going out in this pelting rain we are blanketed beneath but dont wanna ruin a good recipe either.....
Thank much in advance for any ideas and or advice....

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mamacc Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 2:27pm
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I would go for it...with the milk/cream mixture.

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2sdae Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:42pm
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icon_biggrin.gif thanks, that was my first thought but cant find any recommendations in anyof my cooking/baking books, not Alton, not cakelove, Kerry Vincent, Debbie brown, Toba Garrett, mike's amazing cakes, heck I was even contemplating shootin an email to Duff!!!!
I even went through my cake bible and American institute of culinary arts books. icon_confused.gif
Wore myself out looking! thumbs_up.gif

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vmertsock Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:46pm
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I never buy half and half, it goes to waste. I always just mix up my own and have never had any trouble.

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Curtsmin24 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 3:53pm
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Just use milk and cream that's what I usually do. Thats pretty much what it is anyway. I also read somewhere that evaporated milk can be used as a substitute as well. I haven't tried it but, who knows it might just work.

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