Crème Fraîche

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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.

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Start with 1/2 cup of dairy sour cream.

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Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the sour cream.

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Whisk together until

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thoroughly blended.

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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!

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