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Thread: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

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    Sky Guest

    Default REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    Happy Holidays, folks. Yes, I know GIMF, but I thought I'd ask here for
    tried-n-true recipes for ... as the subject line says .... "Creme
    Celeste." It's a dessert. I've never made it before, and I do not have
    any recipe on hand (or the computer) for it. Does anyone have one to
    share??? Thanks ever so much.

    Sky

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    Victor Sack Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Does anyone have one to
    > share???


    Here is a recipe from _The New York Times Menu Cook Book_ by Craig
    Claiborne.

    Victor

    Crème Celeste
    4 to 6 servings

    1 cup heavy cream
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
    3 tablespoons cold water
    1 cup sour cream
    2 tablespoons cognac or kirsch (optional)
    Crushed and sweetened berries

    1. Combine the cream and sugar in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until
    the sugar is dissolved.

    2. Soften the gelatin in the cold water and stir it into the cream
    mixture.

    3. When the gelatin is dissolved, beat in the sour cream with a wire
    whisk or a rotary beater. Stir only until the mixture is thoroughly
    blended and smooth. Flavor with cognac or kirsch, if desired, and pour
    into a lightly oiled two-cup mold.

    4. Chill for three to four hours, until firm. Unmold. Serve with
    sweetened crushed strawberries or raspberries.

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Dec 18, 3:45*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > Happy Holidays, folks. *Yes, I know GIMF, but I thought I'd ask here for
    > tried-n-true recipes for ... as the subject line says .... "Creme
    > Celeste." *It's a dessert. *I've never made it before, and I do not have
    > any recipe on hand (or the computer) for it. *Does anyone have one to
    > share??? Thanks ever so much.
    >
    > Sky
    >
    > --
    > Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    > Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!




    Creme Celeste with Raspberry Sauce

    1 Pint Heavy Cream
    3/4 C Sugar
    1/2 C Cold Water
    1 TB Gelatin
    1 C Sour Cream
    1/4 C Kirsh, Brandy, or Cointreau

    In a small saucepan, bring cream and sugar to a simmer and stir to
    incorporate sugar. Bloom gelatin in the cold water for 10 minutes and
    add to the cream mixture. Transfer mixture to a clean stainless steel
    or glass bowl and whisk in sour cream and Kirsch. Pour into ramekins
    or custard cups and let set overnight if possible. Unmold before
    serving. Serve with raspberry puree (see below). Garnish with a mint
    leave or an edible flower such as a Johnny Jump Up.

    Raspberry Puree:
    2 C Raspberries, fresh or frozen
    2-3 TB Confectioners Sugar, or to taste
    Juice from one lemon

    Sieve raspberries, then, combine with sugar and lemon juice.

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    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > GIMF


    Pardon my ignorance, but what does this mean?

    I did find some recipes for creme celeste by searching for "creme
    celeste" recipe, but I don't know how good or reliable they are.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Dec 18, 4:30*pm, Ranee at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > In article <4B2C141F.1...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM>,
    >
    > *Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > > GIMF

    >
    > * *Pardon my ignorance, but what does this mean?
    >
    > * *I did find some recipes for creme celeste by searching for "creme
    > celeste" recipe, but I don't know how good or reliable they are.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    I would assume the OP is looking for tried recipes that have merit.

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    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    Ranee at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Sky <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> GIMF

    >
    > Pardon my ignorance, but what does this mean?



    Google Is My Friend
    Sometimes you see GIYF or Google is YOUR friend.

    -Tracy

  7. #7
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    Thank you Thank you!!! I just bet this is the recipe my grandmother
    used. She lived in NY when my grandfather worked in Manhattan for many
    years, and I fondly remember the Holidays at their home as a child and
    teenager. But, I'd rather have the chocolate icebox cake instead <VBG>!

    Sky

    P.S. I'll be sure to use raspberries!

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    Victor Sack wrote:
    >
    > Sky <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Does anyone have one to
    > > share???

    >
    > Here is a recipe from _The New York Times Menu Cook Book_ by Craig
    > Claiborne.
    >
    > Victor
    >
    > Crème Celeste
    > 4 to 6 servings
    >
    > 1 cup heavy cream
    > 1/2 cup sugar
    > 1 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
    > 3 tablespoons cold water
    > 1 cup sour cream
    > 2 tablespoons cognac or kirsch (optional)
    > Crushed and sweetened berries
    >
    > 1. Combine the cream and sugar in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until
    > the sugar is dissolved.
    >
    > 2. Soften the gelatin in the cold water and stir it into the cream
    > mixture.
    >
    > 3. When the gelatin is dissolved, beat in the sour cream with a wire
    > whisk or a rotary beater. Stir only until the mixture is thoroughly
    > blended and smooth. Flavor with cognac or kirsch, if desired, and pour
    > into a lightly oiled two-cup mold.
    >
    > 4. Chill for three to four hours, until firm. Unmold. Serve with
    > sweetened crushed strawberries or raspberries.


  8. #8
    Sky Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! It will be used one way or another

    Sky


    Chemo the Clown wrote:
    >
    > On Dec 18, 3:45 pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > > Happy Holidays, folks. Yes, I know GIMF, but I thought I'd ask here for
    > > tried-n-true recipes for ... as the subject line says .... "Creme
    > > Celeste." It's a dessert. I've never made it before, and I do not have
    > > any recipe on hand (or the computer) for it. Does anyone have one to
    > > share??? Thanks ever so much.
    > >
    > > Sky
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    > > Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!

    >
    > Creme Celeste with Raspberry Sauce
    >
    > 1 Pint Heavy Cream
    > 3/4 C Sugar
    > 1/2 C Cold Water
    > 1 TB Gelatin
    > 1 C Sour Cream
    > 1/4 C Kirsh, Brandy, or Cointreau
    >
    > In a small saucepan, bring cream and sugar to a simmer and stir to
    > incorporate sugar. Bloom gelatin in the cold water for 10 minutes and
    > add to the cream mixture. Transfer mixture to a clean stainless steel
    > or glass bowl and whisk in sour cream and Kirsch. Pour into ramekins
    > or custard cups and let set overnight if possible. Unmold before
    > serving. Serve with raspberry puree (see below). Garnish with a mint
    > leave or an edible flower such as a Johnny Jump Up.
    >
    > Raspberry Puree:
    > 2 C Raspberries, fresh or frozen
    > 2-3 TB Confectioners Sugar, or to taste
    > Juice from one lemon
    >
    > Sieve raspberries, then, combine with sugar and lemon juice.


  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Ranee at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Sky <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > GIMF

    >
    > Pardon my ignorance, but what does this mean?


    I'll betcha it's "Google is my friend." Deduced from her, "I thought
    I'd ask here. . . ."
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller 12/15/2009

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Dec 18, 3:45*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > > Happy Holidays, folks. *Yes, I know GIMF, but I thought I'd ask here for
    > > tried-n-true recipes for ... as the subject line says .... "Creme
    > > Celeste." *It's a dessert. *I've never made it before, and I do not have


    > Creme Celeste with Raspberry Sauce
    >
    > 1 Pint Heavy Cream
    > 3/4 C Sugar
    > 1/2 C Cold Water
    > 1 TB Gelatin
    > 1 C Sour Cream
    > 1/4 C Kirsh, Brandy, or Cointreau



    Hmmm. Not knowing much about it, reminds me of something akin to panna
    cotta.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller 12/15/2009

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Creme Celeste with Raspberry Sauce
    >
    > 1 Pint Heavy Cream
    > 3/4 C Sugar
    > 1/2 C Cold Water
    > 1 TB Gelatin
    > 1 C Sour Cream
    > 1/4 C Kirsh, Brandy, or Cointreau
    >
    > In a small saucepan, bring cream and sugar to a simmer and stir to
    > incorporate sugar. Bloom gelatin in the cold water for 10 minutes and
    > add to the cream mixture. Transfer mixture to a clean stainless steel
    > or glass bowl and whisk in sour cream and Kirsch. Pour into ramekins
    > or custard cups and let set overnight if possible. Unmold before
    > serving. Serve with raspberry puree (see below). Garnish with a mint
    > leave or an edible flower such as a Johnny Jump Up.
    >
    > Raspberry Puree:
    > 2 C Raspberries, fresh or frozen
    > 2-3 TB Confectioners Sugar, or to taste
    > Juice from one lemon
    >
    > Sieve raspberries, then, combine with sugar and lemon juice.


    Sounds divine. ;-d
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    sf Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 17:45:35 -0600, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Happy Holidays, folks. Yes, I know GIMF, but I thought I'd ask here for
    >tried-n-true recipes for ... as the subject line says .... "Creme
    >Celeste." It's a dessert. I've never made it before, and I do not have
    >any recipe on hand (or the computer) for it. Does anyone have one to
    >share??? Thanks ever so much.
    >
    >Sky


    Sorry Sky. I haven't heard of it before.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:49:30 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Sounds divine. ;-d


    Really? Sounds disgusting to me.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  14. #14
    sf Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:15:06 -0500, Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sometimes you see GIYF or Google is YOUR friend.


    Trust me, sky knows all about Google. She's not an armature.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:49:30 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Sounds divine. ;-d

    >
    > Really? Sounds disgusting to me.


    Why?

    It's similar to a cheesecake recipe...
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    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    [email protected]
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    sf Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 06:00:46 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:49:30 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Sounds divine. ;-d

    >>
    >> Really? Sounds disgusting to me.

    >
    >Why?
    >
    >It's similar to a cheesecake recipe...


    I'm not fond of gelatin cheesecakes, but it sounds more like pana
    cotta to me. No matter what they call it, it's still Jello with
    "stuff" in it. ugh.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  17. #17
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Tracy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Sometimes you see GIYF or Google is YOUR friend.

    >
    >Trust me, sky knows all about Google. She's not an armature.


    I should hope not.

    M-W

    : ar·ma·ture
    noun
    Etymology: Middle English, armor, from Latin armatura armor,
    equipment, from armatus
    Date: 15th century
    1 : an organ or structure (as teeth or thorns) for offense or defense
    2 a : a piece of soft iron or steel that connects the poles of a
    magnet or of adjacent magnets b : a usually rotating part of an
    electric machine (as a generator or motor) which consists essentially
    of coils of wire around a metal core and in which electric current is
    induced or in which the input current interacts with a magnetic field
    to produce torque c : the movable part of an electromagnetic device
    (as a loudspeaker) d : a framework used by a sculptor to support a
    figure being modeled in a plastic material e : framework 1a <events
    that serve as the armature of the book>



  18. #18
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 06:00:46 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >In article <[email protected]>,
    > > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:49:30 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >Sounds divine. ;-d
    > >>
    > >> Really? Sounds disgusting to me.

    > >
    > >Why?
    > >
    > >It's similar to a cheesecake recipe...

    >
    > I'm not fond of gelatin cheesecakes, but it sounds more like pana
    > cotta to me. No matter what they call it, it's still Jello with
    > "stuff" in it. ugh.


    Okay, to each her own. :-)
    Mom used to make a low fat gelatin based cheesecake that got good
    reviews at potlucks...
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    Peace! Om

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    --Steve Rothstein

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  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 13:15:53 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Mom used to make a low fat gelatin based cheesecake that got good
    >reviews at potlucks...


    My mom only made gelatin cheesecakes, but that doesn't make me like
    them.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  20. #20
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: REC request: Creme Celeste ?? (dessert)

    sf wrote:

    >> It's similar to a cheesecake recipe...

    >
    > I'm not fond of gelatin cheesecakes, but it sounds more like pana
    > cotta to me. No matter what they call it, it's still Jello with
    > "stuff" in it. ugh.


    If I am following the thread right, it does sound like pana cotta,
    except for the sour cream. I had not had pana cotta until a few years
    ago and I liked it.... a lot. It doesn't taste like Jello to me. It is
    gelatin, not Jello.

    I liked pana enough to look up a recipe and make it myself. It ws a
    great success the first two times I made it. The next time I tried it, I
    used concentrated sour cherry juice for flavour (and colour). It curdled.


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