Smoked Cream

Preparation time
5 mins
Cooking time
90 mins
Difficulty
Moderate
Serves
10 people
Meal course
Bits 'n' Bobs
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Smoked Cream

If you have a cold smoker, then just put the cream in a flat metal tray in the smoker and leave until you get your desired smoky flavour… The following recipe is for a hot smoker.

1.5 ltrs Thickened Cream
Good quality wood chips for your smoker – We use old wine barrels that Cory cuts up himself, but any stone fruit tree, apple and pear tree wood or grape vines will also make a superior smoke.
Lots of ice cubes

  1. Firstly, you will require 2 metal trays. One slightly smaller than the other to create a ice bain-marie. It is imperative that you keep the cream at a cool temperature while smoking and the ice will facilitate this. Pour the cream into the smaller tray. Place the ice cubes and 1 cup of cod water into the larger tray, and place the smaller tray onto the ice. You are now ready to roll.
  2. Light your chips and get your smoker cranking. Try to keep it at the lowest temp. you can, and place the 2 trays into the smoker for at least 1 and a half hours. The cream will thicken quite alot, however the colour will not change. When it’s at your desired smokiness, it’s ready to use… (We like it super smoky, because you can always dilute it). Change the ice if it melts during the smoking process.
  3. This cream makes unreal Panna Cotta, is delicious on Pancakes and makes a mean seafood sauce. You can use it in any way you would use a regular cream… It’s a heavenly revelation!
  4. *** Tip: If you are not in possesion of a hot OR cold smoker, never fear! You can make a smoking rig using a large wok, a weber kettle, a normal gas BBQ, a Charcoal BBQ or even your conventional oven. Where there’s a will, there’s always a way! Do some research, and chose the rig that’s right for you.

3 comments

  1. Laura Jayne said on February 5, 2019 Reply
    Why tamper with beautiful cream for what it is supposed to be?
    1. Bree May said on February 13, 2019 Reply
      Hi Laura, this recipe is celebrating cream. The depth of flavour the smoke gives it is next level delicious, the cream can then be used in a myriad of recipes. It makes incredible ice cream and panna cotta :)
  2. Laura said on December 2, 2019 Reply
    Outstanding idea. Thanks.

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