The beauty of Philadelphia is that it can be used in a vast range of dishes seamlessly. With this in mind, we have collated some of our favourite classic recipes which you can use it in, as well a few you might not have heard of before. So let’s get started and run through some of our favourite Philadelphia recipes!
Cream cheese frosting
Let’s start with an obvious crowd-pleaser and sweet-tooth classic. Cream cheese frosting or icing can be used on gorgeously indulgent red velvet cupcakes as well as a classic carrot cake. Let’s run through what you’ll need for this recipe.
150g/5½oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
45g/3 tbsp caster sugar
300g/10½oz Philadelphia cheese
All you have to do is put the butter in a large bowl with the caster sugar then beat the butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes until light and creamy. After this beat in the cream cheese until smooth, but don’t overbeat or the icing may turn runny. And there you have it, creamy frosting!
Blueberry and lemon traybake
This is a perfect summer pudding or perfect as an accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea. This fruity lemon and blueberry cake is so tasty, you won’t be able to stop after one piece.
125g/4½oz butter, softened
225g/8oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs
250g/9oz soured cream
1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice
300g/10½oz self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
For the cream cheese topping
50g/2oz butter, softened
300g/10½oz icing sugar, sieved, plus extra for dusting
200g/7oz Philadelphia cheese
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
Mix the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until fluffy, then whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Put in the soured cream, lemon juice and zest, flour and baking powder until well combined, then fold the blueberries into the mix.
Spoon the mix into the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven, and set aside until its cooled down. Meanwhile for the Philadelphia cheese topping, beat the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until fluffy. Beat in the Philadelphia cheese and lemon juice then spread over the top of the cake. Sprinkle over the blueberries and dust with icing sugar, et voila!
Hearty chicken and leek pie
This is a delicious warming classic dish, perfect for all the family or for a special occasion and oh-so-simple. This one is also as easy as (chicken and leek) pie! The sauce is made with Philadelphia cheese with wholegrain mustard. You can serve with mixed vegetables or with simple peas and carrots for a simple family supper.
Dash of olive oil
3 chicken breasts, roughly chopped
1 leek, washed and sliced into rounds
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
250g/9oz Philadelphia cheese
1–2 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard
1 vegetable stock cube
1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry (320g/11½ oz)
milk, to brush the top
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Heat a dash of olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the chicken pieces over high heat for 3 minutes. Add the leek, garlic, soft cheese, mustard, stock cube and 200ml/7fl oz boiling water. Pour the mixture into a large ovenproof dish and lay the puff pastry sheet over the top. Brush with milk. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden-brown and the pie is cooked through and you’re ready to dish up!
Smoked salmon pâté
There is something so simple and understated about pâté. You can enjoy it as a starter or as a light summer lunch dish. Perfect served with seeded toast and a wedge of fresh lemon. Whizz this up this zesty smoked salmon pâté with Philadelphia cheese – tastes wonderful with fresh sourdough bread also.
100g/3½oz Philadelphia cheese
100g/3½oz crème fraîche
200g/7oz smoked salmon
1 lemon, zest only, finely grated
½ lemon, juice only
1 tbsp creamed horseradish
2 tbsp finely chopped, fresh dill
caper berries, to serve
To begin, place all the ingredients except the capers in a food processor. Pulse until the pâté forms but still has some texture to it and is not a purée. Taste to check the seasoning as smoked salmon can vary a great deal in its saltiness. It may also require more lemon juice. If serving as a starter, put the pate into ramekins and accompany with the bread on the side. Fresh parsley sprinkled on top of the pâté also compliments this dish beautifully.
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Philadelphia is an extremely versatile ingredient that lends itself to hundreds of different savoury and sweet dishes, from cheesecakes to canapés or terrines – and this is why we stock it at Freshways along with plenty of other branded favourites. At Freshways, we’re reliable and high-quality dairy suppliers for businesses throughout London, Wales, and the UK. As an independent and family-run business, we’re dedicated to providing wholesalers, manufacturers, and other businesses such as cafes, hotels, retailers, and bakeries with the freshest dairy products available. At Freshways, we are dedicated to providing each and every one of our clients throughout London, Wales and the UK, with the freshest milk and dairy products available.
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