Monday, April 4, 2011

Homemade creme fraiche

Creme fraiche is a wonderful thing. It's endlessly versatile, you can use it in zillions of different recipes, or you can just eat with a spoon with fresh strawberries. (And it was the subject of hilarity in at least one South Park episode.)

But it's pretty expensive in the stores.

Here's how you can make your own.

Whisk together:

1 part buttermilk
8 parts cream (not ultra-pasteurized)

That's it. Cover the bowl and let it sit out at room temperature for 12 hours to 2 days, until it thickens and separates. Whisk again, cover and refrigerate.

Takes all of 30 seconds of effort.

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