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Last night I wandered (wondered too) all over the 'net looking for a good sounding recipe and the instructions for making Creme Fraiche . Good grief, that sounds complicated.   I need the r
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Creme Fraiche?? Anyone have recipe & INSTRUCTIONS/ADVICE

posted at 6/7/2012 12:28 PM EDT
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Last night I wandered (wondered too) all over the 'net looking for a good sounding recipe and the instructions for making Creme Fraiche.
Good grief, that sounds complicated.   I need the recipe for a nice wedding I'll be working on.

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posted at 6/7/2012 1:20 PM EDT
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Easy substitute would be Sour Cream or Greek Style yogurt.
to make it though is very easy.
1 Cup of whipping cream
1 Tb buttermilk
Allow to stand at room temperature for about 12 hours.  It will get thicker if you let it stand longer and the taste will get tangier if you let it stand longer so it depends on what you are going to do with it or how strong you want the taste.
If you need more than 1 cup keep the proportions the same.

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posted at 6/7/2012 2:26 PM EDT
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Thanks Nikki   -- I will be serving the creme and strawberries to around 150 people ( IF I can't think of a good refusal before then )

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posted at 6/8/2012 9:12 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Creme Fraiche?? Anyone have recipe & INSTRUCTIONS/ADVICE:
Thanks Nikki   -- I will be serving the creme and strawberries to around 150 people ( IF I can't think of a good refusal before then )
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nancy, I make my own ricotta cheese and the milk and cream have to be heated.I'm not familiar with creme fraiche so I did some research.if you would like I can find the instructions,similar to Nikki's but the cream should be heated.Making this for a hundred fifty people will not be cheap.If you belong to Costco the whipping cream or heavy cream there is alot cheaper than in the grocery store.It comes in half gallon containers.

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posted at 6/8/2012 9:51 AM EDT
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Gale - I've been all over the 'net and printed several different recipes for this stuff  There's just no way I can afford this no matter where I buy the cream.  Just the piles of strawberries for this many people .....................

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posted at 6/8/2012 11:49 AM EDT
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This recipe was just in our newspaper.  It was submitted by the Food Editor.
   1 cup heavy cream
    3 TBSP. buttermilk

    Pour cream into a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.  Stir in buttermilk until well blended.  Cover jar and let stand at room temperature for at least 12 hours, or up to 24 hours, until cream has thickened.  Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

    YUMMY!!

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posted at 6/8/2012 12:33 PM EDT
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Several of the recipes I saw did say that the cream should be heated but I found a few that said they had good results adding the buttermilk and just letting the mixture stay at room temperature.
I think you would have just as good of a mixture if you just used Greek Style Yogurt.  If you can not find Greek Style just take regular yogurt and line a colander or sieve with a coffee filter, cheesecloth or paper towel and put the yogurt in that and place the yogurt over a bowl to catch the liquid.  (Place bowl, collander and yogurt in the refrigerator to drain) After a day or 2 you will have a very thick yogurt that you can use as is or sweeten if you want.  That would be great for dipping strawberries.  And a drizzle of a good balsamic vinegar would taste great!

Nancy for a "good" excuse and it would not be far off the mark..Just tell the bride and groom that making this for the large number of people you feel that you could not do it to the level of quality that you would want to present it.  Offer a few alternatives. You are a sweetheart I am sure they will understand.

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posted at 6/8/2012 3:23 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Creme Fraiche?? Anyone have recipe & INSTRUCTIONS/ADVICE:
Gale - I've been all over the 'net and printed several different recipes for this stuff  There's just no way I can afford this no matter where I buy the cream.  Just the piles of strawberries s for this many people .....................
Posted by Nancy G


Yes this would be an expensive thing to make,let alone all the work involved and trying to keep it fresh.No room in the fridge.I made my SIL 25th Anniversary cake and I would never do that again.I had to buy expensive pans,worked on it several days,I made the cake top myself and had to store it at my neighbors house(single woman with an empty fridge).I Transported the cake to my SIL's the night before.On the way over I pulled down the wrong street,a little girl went right in front of my van on her bike and I had to hit the brake hard to avoid hitting her.My son was sitting in the back safeguarding the cake.Needless to say he lost his balance and he put his hand right into the cake.I laugh about it now but it wasn't too funny when it happened.I made extra frosting to assemble the cake at her house so we did some patch work and no one knew we just served around the patch work.The cake top I made was a real horseshoe that I had chrome plated.I did a floral arrangement on the one side of the shoe and finished with a bow.It did come out beautiful.Anymore when someone asks for something made I do big trays of cookies and bakery.I buy those big covered deli trays and arrange the baked goods on the tray the lid holds everything in place.much easier to transport.

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posted at 6/8/2012 6:33 PM EDT
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Thanks again for the recipe. I love this site.

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posted at 6/9/2012 1:05 AM EDT
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The Joy Of Cooking has a detailed  section on Creme Fraiche

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