All questions

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

asked by @genabu almost 5 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

7 answers 1504 views
Sam1148
Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 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...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

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

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

LLStone
added almost 5 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Noah Truwit
added almost 5 years ago

Sour cream!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich

Trena is a trusted source on general cooking.

added almost 5 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!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

boulangere
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 5 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

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

ellenl
added almost 5 years ago

Vt. butter and cheese fat free fromage blanc.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)