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Chantilly cream, a big favorite with food lovers, is extremely simple to prepare and will perfectly accompany a number of desserts. The key to success: whipping cream, a very cold bowl and a whisk that have both been chilled in the refrigerator.
The perfect way to flavour Chantilly cream is to use vanilla flavoured sugar. It is a great way to reuse expensive vanilla beans that have been used once already to make custards. Wash and dry overnight then store in a jar of sugar for one week, before grinding to a powder.
Please make sure that the whipping cream has at least 35% fat content otherwise it will not whip correctly.
Prepare a large bowl filled with ice. Place the very cold whipping cream and the vanilla powder in a smaller bowl over the ice. Tilt the bowl slightly and whisk the cream to soft peaks.
Continue whisking vigorously to stiff peaks.
Why not try this technique in our recipe, Chocolate genoa cake with creamy chocolate and berries.
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