Questions and Answers – Definition of Schmand
Many German recipes call for SCHMAND. I believe it is made with cream or sour cream. Do you know of a substitute? In one recipe for a baked pasta dish, you pour it over the noodles add grated cheese and bake. Schmand comes in containers like yogurt (200 g). Thanks for your help. – Christel (10/23/02)
The best way to describe schmand is a fresh cream (similar to Creme Fraiche or whipping cream) that has a spoon-firm consistency. The name itself is an old rural name for cream. It is a lot like sour cream and has a has a lower fat content than Creme Fraiche. It is used in baking and cooking.
German Schmand Recipe:
16 ounces of Cottage Cheese
8 ounce package of Cream Cheese
In a blender, blend the cottage cheese until smooth. Then add cream cheese and blend well.
Recipe from GermanDeli.com