food52hotline I can't find creme fraiche at the store. What's a good substitute?

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Sam1148
Sam1148 May 31, 2013

Make you own. I've never purchased it. It's a cup of heavy creme..and a tablespoon or buttermilk. Left out overnight on the counter top. http://www.seriouseats...

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx May 31, 2013

It's usually sold in the refrigerated cheese section (not dairy aisle) of most markets. Sour cream would be a good substitute.

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LLStone
LLStone May 31, 2013

I've made this one many times - 2 parts cream to 1 part buttermilk. Stir often and let sit out for 12-24 hours until it's the consistency that you want. http://dashandbella.blogspot.com/2012/05/if-youre-in-mood.html

You could also sub in sour cream or plain yogurt.

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Noah Truwit
Noah Truwit May 31, 2013

Sour cream!

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Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich May 31, 2013

I've made it using the same ratio that LLStone suggests. I cover it with a lid and place it in the cupboard overnight. I avoid using ultra pasteurized cream as I believe it inhibits the ability for the cream to thicken. In my opinion there isn't a good replacement for it so learning to make it will empower you to consume it when you choose. Enjoy!

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boulangere
boulangere June 1, 2013

I make it in my yogurt maker, and always have it on hand because there is so much you can do with it:
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ellenl
ellenl June 2, 2013

Vt. butter and cheese fat free fromage blanc.

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