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Old 10-12-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Creme Fraiche

Does anyone make their own Creme Fraiche?
I have a new chicken recipe that calls for a small amount.

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Old 10-12-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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I do make it, all the time. I use the ratio of 2 cups heavy cream (preferably NOT ultrapasteurized) to 2 tablespoons buttermilk. in a GLASS jar. I cover the top with a piece of waxed paper held in place with a rubberband and let it sit in a warm place until the mixture clots. Depending upon the humidity and the temperature in your kitchen this can take anywhere from about 8 hours to 24 hours. Then I cover the jar with its lid and refrigerate. It keeps about 2 weeks in the fridge.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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Yes, I've made my own, but it takes time. If you need it today, you're out of luck. Prep time is only about 5 minutes. Standing time is in the "hours" category.

Start with 8 ounces of sour cream and 1 cup of whipping cream (not ultra-pasteurized). Whisk the two ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand, at room temperature, for about 5 to 8 hours or until it thickens.

Once it's thickened, cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving time or up 48 hours. Stir before serving. This will yield about 2 cups.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
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June, thankyou so much. I've done it!...
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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Thank you Katie. I went with June's recipe, and I've got it sitting on top of the fridge. Want to use it tomorrow, so, no problem about time.
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:16 PM   #6
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Ella,
Remember that Creme Fraiche can be used on many things including fresh fruit.

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Old 10-15-2006, 06:36 PM   #7
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Thankyou Chef Mark:....I did use it on fresh fruit this morning at breakfast. T'was very good!
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Ella, it whips beautifully!
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good to know Chef June, thanks!...btw, I imported my husband from "the Bronx" almost 60 years ago....lol
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:45 PM   #10
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I can't find heavy cream that is not ultra pasteurized . Any suggestions??
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