Garnish & Decoration Recipes > Mock Cream

How to make mock cream:
A wartime substitute for cream. All dairy products were rationed in the war and this substitute cream gave people a little bit of luxury during the hard times. Does it taste like the real thing? Try making this recipe and see what you think.


1/2 oz cornflour
1/4 pint milk
1 1/2 oz margarine
3tsp sugar
few drops of vanilla essence (see measure conversions for more information)


- Mix the cornflour with a little of the milk to form a smooth paste.
- Bring the rest of the milk to the boil.
- Pour the hot milk over the cornflour paste.
- Return to the heat and bring to the boil.
- Cook for 3 minutes.
- Cream the sugar and margarine together.
- Gradually whisk in the cornflour mixture.
- Add the vanilla essence.
- Allow to cool.