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How to Make Homemade Crème Fraiche

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In this video, you’ll see how to make homemade crème fraiche by simply combining heavy whipping cream and cultured buttermilk in a perfectly sterilized jar. This is so incredibly easy! You’ll see how to cover the mixture in a way that allows it to still breathe. Then you’ll see how to grow the culture by first setting the mixture aside in a warm place for 24 hours, and then allowing the mix to thicken and become tangier in the refrigerator for an additional 24 hours. The crème fraiche comes out of the fridge thick and creamy with a deep nutty flavor that goes so far beyond store-bought sour cream. You can cook with this like cream, and it won’t separate or curdle. Get the ingredients for Chef John’s Creme Fraiche.

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villajilla

villajilla

My question too...How long does it last in the fridge?

Nashville Nosher

Nashville Nosher

I'm almost ashamed to say that I never knew what creme fraiche was exactly...I knew the nature of it, but couldn't tell ya what went into it. Ha. This looks delicious and the thought of using it in a stroganoff is great!

Subvet

Subvet

Going to make this today. How long can you keep in the frig until it goes bad?

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