Contrary to people's belief,
Did you know there are actually several types of cream distinguished by conservation treatments, fat content and consistency? The ones most commonly used in cooking include
The continuous whisking of the European Cream breaks down protein-coated fat globules in the cream which leads to fat molecules to adhere to the air bubbles from which the exposed fat molecules will merge with each other and form a stable network of aerated cream. This is the authentic uniqueness of European Cream that has made it the go-to ingredient for world-renowned pastry chefs. There are also speciality creams made following a strict manufacturing criteria in specific regions under the exclusive Designated Place of Origin label.
The European Cream is manufactured under stringent conditions using only the finest quality milk and following exact rations of fat to water and non-fat elements (protein, lactose, minerals) depending on the type of cream. The consistent and rigorous quality control ensures European Cream stay consistent in quality and delivers the desired outcome. There are various different techniques in the art of cooking cream and Chef Oger demonstrated four elements through four different recipes.
Trying my hand at piping. :p
The texture of cream was explored when making the Creme Catalane Passionement, a dessert made with baked vanilla creme catalane caramelised with exotic sweet chutney and served with caramelised salted peanuts.
Cream by emulsification was demonstrated by producing the Speculoos Chocolate Tart with poached pear, caramel sauce and almond flakes.
Lastly, the different water and fat composition of cream in pastries were explained when making the Frozen Parfait made with chocolate coffee magnum coated with hazelnut chocolate.
Without a doubt, the quality in European Cream and its versatility makes it the preferred cream to be used in anything from an appetising start to a delectable sinful dessert. All fine European Creams are readily available in premium grocers and supermarkets. Choose only the finest real dairy cream and achieve excellence in pastry.