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

asked by @genabu over 3 years ago
7 answers 1101 views
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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

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

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

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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added over 3 years ago

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...

You could also sub in sour cream or plain yogurt.

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added over 3 years ago

Sour cream!

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Trena Heinrich

Trena is a trusted source on general cooking.

added over 3 years ago

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

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 3 years ago

I make it in my yogurt maker, and always have it on hand because there is so much you can do with it:
http://wp.me/p27pPl-il

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added over 3 years ago

Vt. butter and cheese fat free fromage blanc.