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Crème Fraîche Recipes

A collection of Recipes using Crème Fraîche

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Crème fraîche is a manufactured cream product with between 18 percent and 36 percent fat. It has a smooth thick texture, similar to cream cheese but it has a slightly tangy flavour more akin to Sour Cream.  For more information about crème fraîche click  HERE

Homemade Crème Fraîche


Crème fraîche is very easy to make at home. Below is a recipe and whilst it takes a while to make, it’s certainly worth giving it a try.


Preparation time: 8-14 hours



240ml/8fl.oz. Double/Whipping Cream

2 tbsp Buttermilk


Place all the ingredients in a glass bowl, mix well, cover, and leave to stand at room temperature (about 70 degrees F.) for 8 to 24 hours, or until thickened. Stir well, cover with clingfilm,  refrigerate and use within 10 days.


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Smoked Salmon Noodles with Caviar   CD   HD   15mins

Caviar Blini    CD  HD  Russian  30mins

Cousinette    Veg   HT   SP   French   30mins

Stuffed Chicory    CD   HD   35mins plus cooling

Watercress Soup    Veg   HT   SP   40mins

Parma Palmiers   CD   HD   45mins

Courgette and Herb Pate   Veg  CD  HD  120mins plus cooling



Main Courses


Normandy Venison Medallions    HT  MC  French  20mins

Sea Bass with Chives    HT    MC    20mins

Venison with Madeira Sauce    HT  MC  25mins

Venison with Redcurrant Wine Sauce   HT   MC   25mins

Monkfish Ragout    HT  MC  30mins

Velvet Chicken     HT   MC   30mins

Tuna with Raspberry Beurre Blanc Sauce   HT   MC   40mins

Grouse With Raisins     HT   MC   50mins

Asparagus And Crème Fraîche Tart    Veg   HT   MC   55mins

Two-Cheese Flan    Veg   HT   CD   55mins

Cranberry, Almond Turkey Flan    HT  MC  British  75mins

Salmon Stuffed Baked Potatoes     HT   MC   80mins


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Green Sauce for Fish   CD  ACC  5mins

Salmon and Cream Cheese Dip   CD  ACC  5mins

Smoked Mackerel Dip   CD  ACC  10mins plus chilling

Indian Sauce for Fish Indian   CD  ACC  10mins

Saffron Sauce for Vegetables   Veg  CD  ACC  10mins

Rosemary Sauce for Meats

Strawberry Purée   Veg  CD  ACC  15mins

Supreme Sauce for Poultry    HT  ACC  15mins

Tarragon Sauce for Chicken    HT  ACC  15mins

Crayfish Sauce for Pasta   HT  ACC  20mins

Creamed Kohlrabi    Veg  HT  ACC  20mins

Vegetable Sauce for Fish   HT  ACC  20mins

Carrot and Parsnip Mash     Veg  HT  ACC  English  25mins

Creamy Spinach with Pine Nuts     Veg   HT   ACC   30mins

Dilly Carrots     Veg   HT   ACC   30mins

Onion Mashed Potatoes    HT   ACC   30mins

Creamy Leeks     Veg  HT   ACC   35mins

Courgette and Herb Pate    Veg   CD   HD    120mins plus cooling

Desserts, Cakes & Bakes


Crème Fraîche Ice Cream     Veg   CD   DP   10mins plus freezing

Citrus Mousse    CD   DP   30mins plus chilling

Mixed Berry Gratin    Veg  HT  DP  30mins

Baked Strawberry Cheesecake    Veg  CD  DP  50mins plus chilling

Fresh Berry Clafoutis     Veg   HT   DP   French   60mins

Baked Chocolate Flan    Veg   CD  DP   70mins plus cooling

Crème Fraîche Cheesecake    Veg   CD   DP   75mins plus chilling



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