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Sauces and Condiments

Creme fraiche

It's hard to imagine French home cooking without a dollop of creme fraiche, that silky, subtly tart cultured cream that has a way of making food taste better. In France, just about every home cook keeps it handy to enrich ... Read more

Total time: 2 minutes, plus two days standing time and overnight refrigerating time | Serves 16
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons cultured buttermilk

Step 1Heat the cream and buttermilk in a saucepan to 100 degrees. Remove the mixture from the heat and pour it into a glass container. Cover with plastic wrap and store in a warm spot for 24 hours, until somewhat thickened.

Step 2Put the creme fraiche in the refrigerator overnight. Take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit in a warm spot for another 24 hours. This will further thicken the creme fraiche.

Step 3Put the creme fraiche back in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will keep for up to 10 days refrigerated.

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