What is Crème Fraîche?
Crème fraîche is a tangy cream that is soured with bacterial culture. It is not as sour as sour cream, but it contains more fat (about 30%), and it’s not as thick as American sour cream. Crème fraîche is good for cooking, because it does not curdle when heated.
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Buy or make your own
Many stores now sell creme fraîche, but it can be expensive. To make your own crème fraîche add 1 - 2 tablespoon of buttermilk to 1 cup of cream.
Cover loosely with a paper towel or a kitchen towel. I use a canning jar and secure a paper towel with the metal screw cap.
Let the cream sit at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. Your crème fraîche will keep in the fridge for 7-10 days.