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It's whip-a-licious

Looking to whip up the perfect topping to strawberry short cake?

Many cooks don't know the subtle differences between heavy and whipping cream.

Whipping cream, with slightly less fat content, whisks up softer and larger, making it ideal for desserts.

Heavy cream is no lightweight, however. Denser and firmer, it's a better choice for piping through a pastry bag, and making creamy sauces.

Cream aficionados should also note that heavy cream has 5 more calories per teaspoon and generally costs 5 to 10 cents more per pint.

Source: Fine Cooking

Compiled by Joshua S. Burek and Stephen Humphries

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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