Creme Fraiche

This tastes amazing. Use it instead of sour cream. Or any other way you would like to get it onto your tongue. Pictured below it is used like butter with a biscuit topped with creme fraiche and jam.

Creme Fraiche
(Kind of pronounced krem, like the krem in Kremlin, fresh)

2 cups heavy whipping creme, do not use ultra-pasteurized
2 T. cultured buttermilk, not ultra-pasteurized and relatively fresh

Place ingredients in a jar and mix. Cover with a breathable lid such as a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Secure with rubber band. Place in a warm spot (72-75 degrees). The oven with the light on is a good place. I placed my near a crockpot that was turned on. Let it sit undisturbed for 24 hours. After 24 hours, remove lid and mix. Place a regular lid on the jar and refrigerate for 24 hours. Try not to eat the whole jar. It will keep 7-14 days.

Update: TZ made creme fraiche and then used it as a starter to make a new batch. It worked great. All he did was added a heaping spoonful of creme fraiche to 2 c. of cream and mixed it well then followed the rest of the directions. Thanks TZ!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

My advice: don't even try to not eat the whole jar. Resistance is futile. Just give in.