Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 27.11.2020, 14:19
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 7,361
Groaned at 73 Times in 59 Posts
Thanked 10,859 Times in 4,405 Posts
doropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond reputedoropfiz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Quote:
View Post
Just learned something new. I usually help the boss with cakes (she's the expert), and our recipe calls for 2 tubs of Philadelphia cheese (we never used anything else), something like 400g of unmelted, unsalted butter, and around 400g of powdered sugar. I never had ANY water/liquid seeping out of the frosting. Maybe the recipe we use somehow adjusted for it?
Could you please post the whole recipe? Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 27.11.2020, 14:27
Ace1's Avatar
A modal singularity
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Morgins, VS (and Alsace)
Posts: 8,721
Groaned at 352 Times in 225 Posts
Thanked 14,770 Times in 6,413 Posts
Ace1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Quote:
View Post
The Lidl own brand cream cheese costs about half that of the branded Philadelphia and is every bit as good. Usually next to each other in the fridge there.
I tried that very recently, but sadly it's really not "just as good". Quite a different consistency and lacking in richness and flavour.

Maybe for baking use it might do the job - I never use it in that way, which I think is mainly an American thing, highlighted by the use of the word "frosting" which doesn't really exist in British baking vocabulary - but as a spread it doesn't come close to being equivalent.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 27.11.2020, 17:03
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Zuriwest
Posts: 6,328
Groaned at 38 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 17,016 Times in 4,420 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Quote:
View Post
The German word is Frischkäse or Doppelrahm Frischkäse or Dänischer Frischkäse. Exact same thing as cream cheese. Migros even has an M-Budget version in 300 gram packs.
Quote:
View Post
I tried that very recently, but sadly it's really not "just as good". Quite a different consistency and lacking in richness and flavour.

Maybe for baking use it might do the job - I never use it in that way, which I think is mainly an American thing, highlighted by the use of the word "frosting" which doesn't really exist in British baking vocabulary - but as a spread it doesn't come close to being equivalent.
I posted this on the other Cream Cheese thread.... the Migros Budget cream cheese is the best I have found by far in Switzerland. I work with cheese and I use a lot of cream cheese at my bagel bar, so I do know quite a bit about the subject!

Migros Budget brands are often very good quality, it's just that the packs tend to be larger with cheaper packaging. Their cream cheese has a slightly higher fat content than Philly, but feels lighter, fresher and has a great tang to it.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #44  
Old 28.11.2020, 00:16
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 11,681
Groaned at 190 Times in 157 Posts
Thanked 13,163 Times in 6,862 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Quote:
View Post
I posted this on the other Cream Cheese thread.... the Migros Budget cream cheese is the best I have found by far in Switzerland. I work with cheese and I use a lot of cream cheese at my bagel bar, so I do know quite a bit about the subject!

Migros Budget brands are often very good quality, it's just that the packs tend to be larger with cheaper packaging. Their cream cheese has a slightly higher fat content than Philly, but feels lighter, fresher and has a great tang to it.
Fully agree! It is the best. Actually I did make a frosting with it a few weeks ago and it worked fine (which means something as I don't normally do frostings).
The "Rahmquark" Migros Budget is super as well! It is really worth trying the Budget products. Some are superbe. The Camembert is not - so as I said, worth checking them out.

To use GALA for frosting never would have crossed my mind. I love GALA and that's why I'm a bit worried I'd recognize it's taste and wouldn't want it on a cake. Yes, it does have a specific taste, which is why I like it. Still, worth a try.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deprivation [need Philadephia Cream Cheese blocks] little_isabella Food and drink 32 22.12.2012 20:01
Ardrahan cheese: calling Grumpy Grapefruit or Irish cheese lovers möpp Food and drink 4 14.04.2010 15:01
Sticky cheese evening at the Cheese Club. grumpygrapefruit Commercial events 3 06.04.2009 10:42
The Cheese train finally pulls into Zug. Swiss wine & British cheese tasting grumpygrapefruit Commercial events 18 23.12.2008 10:28
The Cheese Club! Great British Cheese tasting Pack for Christmas! grumpygrapefruit Commercial 49 05.12.2008 08:52


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0