Cream Cheese the Natural Thickener

If you haven’t realized by now my go to natural thickener is cream cheese. Some people prefer gum paste or cornstarch, but my opinion is that if I’m going to add something to my dish it needs to do more than thicken it I want flavor. I also believe in cooking as natural as possible and in my opinion cream cheese is the most natural thickener. I’m not saying add a whole block to your recipes. You just need a little here and there. So the next time you are making a sauce or gravy try adding cream cheese instead of a yucky gum paste.

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