28 August 2012
How to save over-whipped cream
Whenever a recipe calls for whipped cream, I just do it manually. It isn't really that difficult. I can even multitask (listen to music / watch TV) while doing it. Plus there's no risk of over-whipping the cream. Well, my wife just recently bought a new hand mixer in the occasion that we do not have the luxury of time. So last weekend, I thought I'd give the mixer a try just to familiarise myself with its settings.
Ah the marvel of machines! It's so easy to whip cream now! So easy in fact.... that I overwhipped the cream!
We were thinking of adding some water to thin it out a bit, but I decided to check the internet for a viable solution first (lest adding water may not be a good idea). Good thing we saw a simple solution from A Balanced Kitchen: add a bit of cold milk!
And then we remembered that we were actually going to add condensed milk to the recipe anyways, so we decided to add that in at this stage, as we were now confident that the cream and milk will not go to waste.
Voila. Overwhipped cream salvaged.