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A question about a recipe: Vanilla Fig Scones

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I have a question about the recipe "Vanilla Fig Scones" from fiveandspice. I don't have creme fraiche, but I do have cream. Could I use all cream in this scone recipe? Is the sourness and thickness of the creme fraiche important?

asked by Leslie about 3 years ago
2 answers 751 views
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added about 3 years ago

1/4 buttermilk with greek yogurt should work with a similar effect.

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added about 3 years ago

If I had cream but no creme fraiche, I would absolutely substitute. If you add a bit of lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes, it will thicken up and taste a little tangy. In any case, since you're making a substituion, you'll want to gauge the quantity of cream you use based on how the scone dough comes together, not just based on the measured quantity.