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Creme Fraiche

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Creme Fraiche (or creme fresh) is a great sour cream substitute and won't curdle when you use it in sauces over heat.
Ingredients
  Whipped cream 2 Cup (32 tbs) (35%)
  Buttermilk 6 Tablespoon (cultured)
Directions

MAKING
1. Place a saucepan over low heat, pour cream in it. Heat cream and bring it to 105 degree.
2. Remove the pan from heat, and add buttermilk to it.
3. In a covered jar pour the mixture, and allow it to stand until it thickens but still has a pouring consistency.

SERVING
4. Cook your favorite vegetable or chicken with cream fraiche, and serve it hot.

TIPS
For every cup of whipping cream you require 3 tablespoons of buttermilk.
Check the temperature of cream using instant thermometer.
Allow the mixture to rest for about 24-36 hours, depending on your room temperature.
Your cream fraiche is ready when it is slightly sour in taste and nutty in appearance.
Your cream fraiche will remain fresh in refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

Things You Will Need
Saucepan
Jar

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Taste: 
Sour
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Carb
Ingredient: 
Whipped Cream
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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