Homemade Creme Fraiche Recipe

07.24.09 by Jackie
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[-] Julia @ Mélanger - Guest-JuliaMlanger
I wouldn't have even thought about making creme fraiche. I am always using it and really should try and make my own!

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[ Posted at 5:54 PM on 7/25/09 | Reply ]
[-] Heat vs No Heat - Guest-Nix
This was SO easy!! I didn't heat the cream. In fact my cream was actually cold. I was making ice cream and had some left over cream so I added some plain yogurt to it and left it on the counter overnight. And voila! Thick and luxurious creme fraiche! Of course, I live in the tropics so maybe my kitchen is warm enough.
[ Posted at 9:16 AM on 12/19/09 | Reply ]
[-] heated? - Guest-Elizabeth
When I used to work in restaurants I had to make loads of Creme fraiche. We never heated it though. What does this add to it, if anything? All we did was add cream to buttermilk and leave it on the counter overnight. Then refrigerate.

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[ Posted at 7:38 PM on 7/25/09 | Reply ]
[-] Interesting - Jackie
I always slightly warm up the heavy cream. I guess it's already pretty hot in a restaurant kitchen. My aunt taught me to heat it up. I'll give a try without heating. Thanks for the info
[ Posted at 8:04 PM on 7/25/09 | Reply ]
[-] Homemade Creme Fraiche Recipe - Guest-Jenofa2eatwrite
I can't get over how easy this recipe is. I'll definitely have to try it. Yippee!

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[ Posted at 8:18 AM on 7/26/09 | Reply ]
Does this work with pasteurized cream? I know with raw cream you can leave it on the counter overnight to make creme fraiche.
[ Posted at 2:13 AM on 11/7/09 | Reply ]
[-] No pb - Jackie
but the ultra pasteurized cream will take longer to thicken.
[ Posted at 3:12 AM on 11/11/09 | Reply ]
[-] buttermilk - Guest-pike
Can you use anything else besides buttermilk? I don't usually have it around. Or do you have a recipe for buttermilk?
[ Posted at 5:56 PM on 1/12/10 | Reply ]
I've never made creme fraiche from scratch with homemade buttermilk before. That's a great suggestion, I'll definitely give this a try.

Making buttermilk is fairly easy. Just add a tablespoon of cream of tartar to a scant cup of whole milk. Let stand for 15-20 minutes. Stir and allow to rest for another 15-20 minutes at room temperature. Voilà!
[ Posted at 11:03 PM on 1/12/10 | Reply ]
[-] Homemade Creme Fraiche Recipe - Guest-zehra947
did you get a chance to try this? did creme fraiche from homemade buttermilk work?
[ Posted at 10:51 PM on 9/16/10 | Reply ]
A few months ago, I had some left-over homemade buttermilk (I used it as a meat tenderizer) and tried making creme fraiche. Sadly, the texture was very thin... :( I don't know if it was because the temperature was too high but the magic didn't happen.
[ Posted at 11:31 PM on 9/17/10 | Reply ]

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