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Old 05-26-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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I know, I know. English food does not equal tasty, but this was invented by Italians for English tourists.

You take sweetened bread crumbs, toasted crumbled cake, crumbled cookie/sweet cracker etc and layer the bottom of a dessert cup. Now add a layer of UNSWEETENED whipped cream. On the top, put a fruit syrup (read: jam/jelley/preserve) on top. This flavors and sweetens the cream. When you take a spoonful, take some fruit, cream, and crumbs together. Delicious.

Now, I need to make the cream myself, as finding unsweetened (no sugar or artificials) is impossible, and it tastes better. Instead of making one serving at a time for myself, can I prepare cream by the batch and freeze what I don't need (not a long term freeze, maybe 1-2 weeks) without ruining the cream's taste/texture/consistency?
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:49 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I'd be willing to give that a try. Sounds to me a bit like something the English would call "trifle."
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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English food is quite superb and tasty.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Now, I need to make the cream myself, as finding unsweetened (no sugar or artificials) is impossible, and it tastes better. Instead of making one serving at a time for myself, can I prepare cream by the batch and freeze what I don't need (not a long term freeze, maybe 1-2 weeks) without ruining the cream's taste/texture/consistency?
No, at least to my knowledge. The texture becomes completely different after you freeze cream.

I am not sure what you mean by "making cream", though zuppa inglese is made with pan di Spagna or savoiardi (similar to sponge cake, and ladyfingers, respectively) and crema pasticcera (pastry cream) - which can be frozen.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I know, I know. English food does not equal tasty,
Don't buy into the stereotypes. It's true a lot of traditional English food is quite simple and they don't use a ton of spices and herbs but that doesn't mean English food isn't tasty.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: New York
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I defy anyone to have a traditional 2 crust beef and Guinness pie with proper roast potatoes roasted veg and home made gravy and tell me its not tasty..... If you can honestly say that then it wasn't cooked properly.... Its one of my husbands fave dishes. And my steak pie made with red wine and mushrooms is pretty good too... sometimes I even add cheese to the pastry...
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Lanc hotpot
Savory pasties
F.E.B.
Bubble & Squeak

Tasty.
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