Thursday, September 16, 2010

I had no idea creme fraiche was sooooo easy

This week I learned how to make creme fraiche and I can't believe how easy it is. I can't say I have ever really had creme fraiche before. I knew it was some type of european cream but I didn't know if it was bland or sweet or sour, I just knew it sounded gourmet and I thought it probably required some whipping. So, when I learned that it was easy to make and is a great way to add healthy bacteria to something that we already eat, I decided I would give it a try. Here are the basic instructions:

1 clean jar
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons of buttermilk

Add the whipping cream to the jar and then add the buttermilk. Put the lid on and then let sit out on the counter for 18 to 48 hours, until thickened. Once it is thick, put it in the refrigerator. Super easy, huh!

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