Saturday, January 28, 2006

Food Detective: Cream

The Times, Food&Drink

By Sheila Keating

The old-fashioned way of making cream was to leave milk in a bowl so that the fat, or cream, collected at the top and could be skimmed off. Today’s mass-produced creams are typically made using milk from different farms, which is then transported to centralised dairies where it is separated by massive centrifuges. It is pasteurised and mostly homogenised to a uniform thickness by being forced at high pressure through a small aperture to form tiny globules which are too small to float, and so are held in suspension.

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