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Old 28.06.2011, 11:53
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Cream cheese for Frosting?



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Can someone tell me where to buy cream cheese for making icing for cakes? If it is available in Migros or coop, in what name??

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Old 28.06.2011, 11:59
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

I use philadelphia for cream cheese icing (also for cheesecakes) - can get it in the coop in the normal cheese section (probably migros, I don't shop there).
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Old 28.06.2011, 12:07
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

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.
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Old 28.06.2011, 12:12
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Coop has it. You won't miss it.
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Old 28.06.2011, 12:15
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Marscapone is quite widely available too.


Marscapone is the same thing, isn't it? I've never had it, but always thought that it sounds marvelous.
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Marscapone is quite widely available too.


Marscapone is the same thing, isn't it? I've never had it, but always thought that it sounds marvelous.
No, mascarpone is a bit different as it tends to be softer, sweeter, richer and tangier. They are often used in the stead of the other but they aren't the same. Given that the mascarpone around here is so good, I'd use it for frosting with a slight adjustment to the amount of sugar.

The philly cream cheese here is also a bit off...am I the only yankee who finds it so? It's a bit...grainy? Not sure how to define the strange taste/texture in it.
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Old 28.06.2011, 12:30
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No, mascarpone is a bit different as it tends to be softer, sweeter, richer and tangier. They are often used in the stead of the other but they aren't the same. Given that the mascarpone around here is so good, I'd use it for frosting with a slight adjustment to the amount of sugar.

The philly cream cheese here is also a bit off...am I the only yankee who finds it so? It's a bit...grainy? Not sure how to define the strange taste/texture in it.
Grainy? Um...no? I've always had normal cream cheese here.
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The philly cream cheese here is also a bit off...am I the only yankee who finds it so? It's a bit...grainy? Not sure how to define the strange taste/texture in it.
Those are the secret Swiss flavor crystals that make you think it tastes better than what you had back home. You weren't supposed to notice those. Quality Control has been alerted.
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Old 28.06.2011, 19:34
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

Thanks everyone... I will checkout in the shop.

Cheers.
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Old 28.06.2011, 19:45
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Those are the secret Swiss flavor crystals that make you think it tastes better than what you had back home. You weren't supposed to notice those. Quality Control has been alerted.
Oh, now, don't go too over the edge - the philly cream cheese is made in Germany and the texture is different. I can't quite put my finger on it but it's not the same. I'm sure all the toxic bits that are used in the US are illegal in the EU....
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Old 28.06.2011, 20:32
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Oh, now, don't go too over the edge - the philly cream cheese is made in Germany and the texture is different. I can't quite put my finger on it but it's not the same. I'm sure all the toxic bits that are used in the US are illegal in the EU....
It does seem a tad different to me but I've just chalked it up to difference in packaging. It isn't so different in texture from the tubs of "spreadable" we'd get in the US, which although shaped different (small round instead of small oval) seem to be pretty much the same.

Meanwhile, I do tend to get the store brand "Frischkäse" rather than Philly these days. Tastes as good AND costs less. The recipe I most often use for cheesecake calls for a little more than 3 packages, at something over 3chf per package for the Philly, it stings a bit.

(Message to friends: I do tend to get Philly if I'm cooking for folks, but for just hubby and I, I do the cheap & local. )
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Old 28.06.2011, 20:33
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

One time my wife (only once and I hope she won't read it) made a cheese cake cream out of Philadelphia cheese and it didn't settle well as the whole mass was too watery. Instead of chucking it away, I suggested to freeze the whole mass and serve it later with ice-cream. Needless to say it was very delicious and this is how we discovered new cream for ice-creams. It's nearly as genuine idea of ours as the one of someone who discovered how to make wine out of the fermented grapes
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One time my wife (only once and I hope she won't read it) made a cheese cake cream out of Philadelphia cheese and it didn't settle well as the whole mass was too watery. Instead of chucking it away, I suggested to freeze the whole mass and serve it later with ice-cream. Needless to say it was very delicious and this is how we discovered new cream for ice-creams. It's nearly as genuine idea of ours as the one of someone who discovered how to make wine out of the fermented grapes
Sorry, but cheesecake ice cream has been around awhile. I know, I've made it myself. :-)
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Old 28.06.2011, 21:04
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Sorry, but cheesecake ice cream has been around awhile. I know, I've made it myself. :-)
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It does seem a tad different to me but I've just chalked it up to difference in packaging. It isn't so different in texture from the tubs of "spreadable" we'd get in the US, which although shaped different (small round instead of small oval) seem to be pretty much the same.

Meanwhile, I do tend to get the store brand "Frischkäse" rather than Philly these days. Tastes as good AND costs less. The recipe I most often use for cheesecake calls for a little more than 3 packages, at something over 3chf per package for the Philly, it stings a bit.

(Message to friends: I do tend to get Philly if I'm cooking for folks, but for just hubby and I, I do the cheap & local. )

Did you notice as well, that the actual weight of the Philly cream cheese without the packaging is considerably less than 200gr, my lot weighed in at 183gram per a tub...........what a rip off!

And a quick question, is cream cheese frosting supposed to be a tad salty?
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:39
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Did you notice as well, that the actual weight of the Philly cream cheese without the packaging is considerably less than 200gr, my lot weighed in at 183gram per a tub...........what a rip off!

And a quick question, is cream cheese frosting supposed to be a tad salty?
No, not with the amount of confectioner's/powdered sugar you add in with it. It's just that mascarpone is much sweeter naturally and philly is a bit salty.
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The philly cream cheese here is also a bit off...am I the only yankee who finds it so? It's a bit...grainy? Not sure how to define the strange taste/texture in it.
Not at all. I totally agree and in fact, started this thread because of it:

Deprivation [need Philadephia Cream Cheese blocks]
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Not at all. I totally agree and in fact, started this thread because of it:

Deprivation [need Philadephia Cream Cheese blocks]

While I don't find any problems with the Philly cheese, you may want to try Kiri. It is slightly softer and comes in small squares.

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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

I think it is definitely watery and not quite as solid as the stuff in the states. But as I don't eat bagels here, I don't have it quite as often!
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Re: Cream cheese for Frosting?

The cream cheese or Frischkäse here is the one that is spreadable. Not the one in blocks (like in US). If you use it as it is, your icing consistency will be very much like a liquid. But, you could do the trick by draining the water inside the creamcheese and store the icing in the fridge for a few hours before using it.
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