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oops I've run out of creme fraiche. Do you think I can substitute yoghurt?

(19 Posts)
SpawnChorus Wed 19-Aug-09 15:42:43

Recipe requires 3 tbs to me mixed in with pie filling. What do you think?

SpawnChorus Wed 19-Aug-09 15:43:03

be not me!

itsmeolord Wed 19-Aug-09 15:43:49

I have done before. I do it as late in the process as possible.

Iklboo Wed 19-Aug-09 15:45:04

As long as it's not a strawberry yoghurt wink

TheDMshouldbeRivened Wed 19-Aug-09 15:45:58

creme frache same as sour cream isn't it? Which is a pointless peice of information I know grin
bung it in and see what happens...

midnightexpress Wed 19-Aug-09 15:45:59

Problem will be that it might curdle and split when it gets hot. Creme fraiche doesn't but yogurt much more likely to.

MrsBadger Wed 19-Aug-09 15:46:27

hmm, I would do it if it was a 'stir in at the end' type as yog sometimes separates during cooking

will still taste good even if separated though

TaxiLady Wed 19-Aug-09 15:46:53

yoghurt may split if it get too hot...i think you can stir in a little cornflour to combat this

but i'd give it a whirl either way.

SpawnChorus Wed 19-Aug-09 15:48:53

Well it's to go in a pie, so I can't stir it in at the end. Perhaps I should leave it out? NB - the pie is a sausage meat pie... I suppose it will look like a pork pie...i.e. no runny sauce. Perhaps that would disguise any splitting?

ABetaDad Wed 19-Aug-09 15:49:08

I mix 50:50 double cream and yoghurt and made a very nice creme fraiche.

SpawnChorus Wed 19-Aug-09 15:49:36

taxilady - yes, I had considered cornflour...think I'll give that a go.

CybilLiberty Wed 19-Aug-09 15:50:07

creme fraiche not the same as sour cream. I would leave it out .

TheDMshouldbeRivened Wed 19-Aug-09 15:52:36

isnt it. says so onna diet shett

CybilLiberty Wed 19-Aug-09 15:54:48

in terms of dietry stuff it may be , but not how it is in cooking ime.

TaxiLady Wed 19-Aug-09 15:54:57

i love créme fraiche

CybilLiberty Wed 19-Aug-09 15:55:47

ooh me too. I bung it in my lasagne with cheese instead of making a white sauce

TaxiLady Wed 19-Aug-09 15:57:06

i eat it with a spoon from the tub [fatface]

TaxiLady Wed 19-Aug-09 15:58:43

ooh yes, i forgot about that, for cheese sauce, have done that for caulicheese before now!

lazy fish pie here we come.....save faffing with a bechamel :O

SpawnChorus Wed 19-Aug-09 17:17:39

I decided to miss it out...fingers crossed!

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