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I am home sick from work today, but still have to work my 2nd job this evening & go see Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. I am making thi recipe: 44 Clove Garlic Soup in an attempt to fight off the sickness head on.  I have made it before, about 2 weeks ago when I was sick (part of this same cold), and it was fantastic. This time I am doubling it (the liquid amounts, not the garlic) and I don't have whipping cream anymore. Am I okay to use sour cream? I don't have any other milk products in the house, and I REALLY want to avoid leaving the house unless I have to :p

any other substitution suggestions? 


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Nov. 25th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Personally I'm not sure. Whipping cream is much sweeter, and I see that there is lemon added at the end (probably to cut the sweetness) so I dont think sour cream would give the same effect.

Personally I would be inclined to leave out the sour cream (and possibly lemon), maybe skip the blending and instead go for a clear soup (something like french onion soup, but with garlic instead)...
Nov. 25th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
You know, I think sour cream would be okay. Taste before you add the lemon as it's got a tart-er flavor than heavy cream
Nov. 25th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
At That volume I'd do it. The cream is there to add a bit of richness and possibly cut any residual heat from the garlic. I've interchanged sour cream with whipping cream on creamed vegetable soup with no I'll effect. I can't see this being much different.
Nov. 25th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
I might be tempted to replace the whipping cream with half sour cream and half milk just for consistency.
Nov. 25th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
I use whatever I have in the house at the time when I make this. Cream, milk, yoghurt, sour cream. It will make a difference, but it will still be delicious.
Nov. 26th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
I suspect that the substitution of sour cream might lend your soup a tart Eastern European accent, but I think it'd work.

(Also: your post happened to coincide with an attack of nostalgia that has had me looking up silly cartoon songs on YouTube--affording me a cue to inflict this on everyone: )
Nov. 26th, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
I have a couple different soup recipes that call for both sour cream and heavy cream so I think it would most likely work. And it would probably be delicious.
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