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It's whip-a-licious

Looking to whip up the perfect topping to strawberry short cake?

Many cooks don't know the subtle differences between heavy and whipping cream.

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Whipping cream, with slightly less fat content, whisks up softer and larger, making it ideal for desserts.

Heavy cream is no lightweight, however. Denser and firmer, it's a better choice for piping through a pastry bag, and making creamy sauces.

Cream aficionados should also note that heavy cream has 5 more calories per teaspoon and generally costs 5 to 10 cents more per pint.

Source: Fine Cooking

Compiled by Joshua S. Burek and Stephen Humphries

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society


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