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CarolCooks2…Week 8…in my Kitchen…made from scratch…Vegan Non Dairy Cream and Cream Slices.

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to my kitchen…my hot and steamy kitchen I will add at the moment… It’s bread-making day today…

Today I am showing you how easy it is to make a dairy-free cream...the vegan tag and dairy-free tag is a bonus as we are neither it is just something I make…  for starters cream is very expensive here and coconut cream is not…

Coconuts are two a penny they are so plentiful…Coconut water or milk can be purchased fresh you can watch it being made while you wait and the cartons are 100% just milk or cream no additives and the man of the house who loves his cream does not know the difference…

Now here the thing all the coconut milk I get here is 100% not so apparently when purchased in many stores in the UK  unless you buy from an Asian store…The max % if you buy from big stores is about 60% and some of them are the same brand I buy here which are 100%…

When my son told me this I was appalled but as he said it is cheaper for manufacturers to add guar gum and the like … for example coconut extract (56 per cent), water, stabiliser (E466), emulsifier (E435), antioxidant (citric acid). E466 is another name for carboxymethyl cellulose. E435 is another name for polysorbate 60. 

Mine here 100% Coconut Milk…

Box cover coconut milk

Kitchen Tip:  Try to find a brand that only contains coconut milk 100% if you can’t and use one of the other brands be careful not to let the liquid boil as it will separate. 

I am trying to cut down on added sugars and fat, and I have seen many recipes for making a non-dairy cream with coconut cream that I thought it was time I tried it as this is the home of coconuts…haha…

Coconut milk is in the fridge as are the stainless steel pot and whisk blades…Once cold we are ready to go…Wow..that was easy it whipped up in about 2 minutes if that… I added nothing and it was very nice even hubby who loves fresh cream and lots of it had to admit it tasted good…I think it is easier here as our coconut milk is 100% no additives at all…I will be making this in future and it is so much healthier.

STRAWBERRIES AND COCONUT CREAM

A non-dairy cream that would go with any dessert. I am impressed and I think any vegan/vegetarian or even me who is neither will all be in agreeance at how good this cream is…A lovely non-dairy cream.

Perfect for cream Slices…

fresh cream Jam Puff pastry

Before I go I would just like to ask…Just out of interest I would love to know how many of you make all/some or occasionally make food from scratch…I was doing some research on cooking from scratch and certain foods that were mentioned amazed me…foods in my kitchen we just routinely make/cook…

Take potatoes for example...who buys Ready-made mash or even worse those flakes of potato(or) is it… that you reconstitute? Frozen Chips?Frozen Roast Potatoes, Potato Salad,? Ready peeled potatoes? 

I know potatoes have to be peeled…hubby’s job in this house…but it takes less than 5 mins…to cook mashed potatoes… takes 15-20 minutes…

You can cook any amount enough for one or for four people…the taste… there can be no comparison but additives and chemicals or fillers have no place in food as far as I am concerned…

Your thoughts on what you make and what you buy and why?…

Thank you for reading and please let me have your thoughts and what you cook from scratch…

Thank you for joining me in my kitchen today…my dearest wish is that more people would count chemicals instead of calories and cost…Carol xx