“ Brand: Asda / Type: Dairy „
When I was in the carvery a few weeks ago I had some mash that had got a proper weird but yummy flavour, it was deffo not plain mash and when I went back up for seconds I asked the guy cutting the meat what was so different about it. He said soured cream had been mixed through the mash with the butter instead of milk, I loved it and next time I was in the supermarket I got a tub of soured cream to give it a try myself.
It's 89p for a 300ml tub and you can also buy smaller and bigger tubs. It's only available in Asda but all the supermarkets are bound to do their own versions as well so it's worth comparing them to find the best one for you.
This soured cream is mega thick, it's deffo not the sort of cream you can pour out of the tub and you need to use a spoon but that's fine because it's got a lovely rich and creamy texture. Well it would have a creamy texture being cream wouldn't it??? lol
The taste of it on it's own isn't very nice and the sour part of it makes the cream taste like it's gone off. I think the idea of soured cream is to use it in other things like mash or you can add chives to it and use it as a dip for tortilla chips or Pringles. I think it's got a very strong sour and I didn't have to use a lot to get the same taste in the mash as at the carvery.
It gives the potato a delish creamy texture and adds a load of flavour, the best way to do it is mash the spuds with butter and then stir the soured cream though. Make sure you mix it well and you'll end up with a wickedly rich mash that is loads more exciting than plain mash.
Recommended.... as a cooking ingredient, not straight out of the tub!!! lol