An exceptional ingredient that is very expensive in stores, but far better when homemade, and afforable. Simply wonderful in soups, sauces or other recipes.

Cr?me Fraiche

Cr?me Fraiche
 
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Recipe type: Accompaniments
Serves: 1 to 2 Cups
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup heavy or whipping cream, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon buttermilk or 1/2 Cup sour cream, room temperature
Instructions
  1. In a jar with a lid, place whipping cream and buttermilk (or sour cream); cover securely and shake 15 seconds. Set aside at room temperature for 24 hours or until very thick. Stir once or twice during that time. NOTE: Cream will thicken faster if the room is warm.
  2. Stir thickened creme fraiche well. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving. Cover tightly and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Notes
Variations:
Whipped Creme Fraiche: Beat creme fraiche until soft peaks form (it won't become stiff).

Sweetened Creme Fraiche: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered (confectioners) sugar before shaking the cream.

Vanilla-flavored Creme Fraiche: Stir 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract into creme fraiche just before refrigerating.
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