The French use Creme Fraîche to impart delicious flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. And does it ever!
It is a bit difficult to describe its taste. It is somewhat like a fresh sweet cream, but with more body to it. It is like a rich custard…delectable.
And easy to make yourself, instead of spending exorbitant amounts of money for the small amount usually needed in a recipe.
Start with 1/2 cup of dairy sour cream.
Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the sour cream.
Whisk together until
Pour into a jar with a lid, cover it and let it stand in a warm place (like your kitchen counter is fine!) until thickened. Approximately 12 hours.
Stir well with a spoon.
Refrigerate, covered, for 36 hours before serving.
May store in refrigerator for 7-10 days.
Servings = 1 cup
Wonderful to whip up as easy pan sauces, lovely over seafood or chicken, or sweeten a bit to serve over fresh fruit or desserts. You’ll never be able to get enough of it once you’ve tried it!
Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!