forum: Food & Drink

#1 Thu 15 Mar 07 1:27pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Creme fraiche substitute

I have to drive an hour or so, hassle with parking at the mega-mall to buy this.

Is light sour cream an acceptable substitute?

Many thanks and cheers,
Maree.

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#2 Thu 15 Mar 07 1:34pm

Anna

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From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

I tend to use sour cream as a substitute every so often, it works fine in general.

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#3 Thu 15 Mar 07 10:26pm

Ashen

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Occupation Why is the Rum always gone???!
From out to lunch
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Re: Creme fraiche substitute

To make your own creme fraiche   1 tablespoon of buttermilk or sour cream or yogurt..   needs to have active bacterial culture    &  1 cup of heavy cream... mix, cover with a paper towel and let stand overnight approx. 9 hrs.  on kitchen counter.  refrigerate unused portion.


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#4 Fri 16 Mar 07 5:41am

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

Thanks, guys!

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#5 Fri 16 Mar 07 9:27am

Senga B

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Occupation Taxi driver, nurse,cook, cleaner-in other words MUM
From Malta
Member since Wed 14 Mar 07

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

Hi maree, if like me you can't get buttermilk , use skimmed milk and add a few dessertspoons of Greek yogurt.  I do this when making soda bread and it works pretty well.

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#6 Fri 16 Mar 07 9:35am

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

Thanks, hon'! Much appreciated! Have a great weekend.
Maree

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#7 Fri 16 Mar 07 12:13pm

amberpamba

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Occupation Registered nurse
From Australia
Member since Thu 24 Jun 04

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

Light sour cream might change the flavours a bit as its more like yoghurt. Depends on the recipe though I guess.

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#8 Mon 19 Mar 07 9:15pm

SusanneH

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From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

I found that in some recipes light sour cream just makes it too watery, as the fat content is much lower, but it depends  a lot on the recipe. In most cold recipes it works perfectly well, in some others I suggest giving it a try and see

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#9 Tue 20 Mar 07 4:01am

K_Duff

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From Qld Australia
Member since Sat 30 Sep 06

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

Thanks for the info, we were talking about this at tuckshop the other day as the show was on the night before.  Glad I can fill the other ladies in.

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#10 Fri 23 Mar 07 3:58pm

Chanr

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From Melbourne
Member since Mon 14 Mar 05

Re: Creme fraiche substitute

I find that thick greek or natural yoghurt works well in most cases. The low fat varieties don't work as well as it breaks down to become watery.

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