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Must I use creme fraiche only or can I use greek yoghurt instead?

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Pinkmarshmallow Wed 11-Nov-09 10:32:09

Just made a broccoli & cheese soup. Recipe says to stir in creme fraiche but I don't have any, can I use greek yoghurt instead? What's the difference anyway? THanks.

TrillianAstra Wed 11-Nov-09 10:33:18

Do it. As long as the yoghurt isn't sweetened or strawberry-flavoured.

Pinkmarshmallow Wed 11-Nov-09 10:38:52

Thanks TrillianAstra, yes it's plain greek yoghurt.

TrillianAstra Wed 11-Nov-09 10:41:43


Creme fraiche

Both bacterial fermentation of milk, don't really understand the difference.

Pinkmarshmallow Wed 11-Nov-09 10:44:57

Will let you know how it goes....

TrillianAstra Wed 11-Nov-09 10:59:02

Yes, it is a dangerous adventure you are embarking on, you'd better let us know you get back safely grin

Pinkmarshmallow Wed 11-Nov-09 15:50:27

I'm sure the suspense has been killing you waiting for this all afternoon.... I have survived the dangerous greek yoghurt expedition and live to tell the tale! grin
It was delicious. Yummy. DD also loved it and I had an unexpected visitor for lunch and they loved it too (or so they said, anyway!) (and yes, they're both fine still too.) Will definitely be making it again.

TrillianAstra Wed 11-Nov-09 15:54:38

Well done

It's definitely easier to only need one kind of fermented milk product in the fridge grin

Pinkmarshmallow Wed 11-Nov-09 16:01:53

Absolutely. Lol @ "fermented milk product".... I'm gonna start writing that on my shopping list instead of yoghurt in memory of this adventure.

StirlingSwooshBang Wed 11-Nov-09 16:31:36

OMG - I have just had this dilemma!!

I have made Jamie's MOF Lasagne and the recipe says to use Creme Fraiche on the top but I didn't have enough so I mixed it with some greek yoghurt and spread that on the top. We are yet to eat it.

Who would have thought? Two creme fraiche/yoghurt problems in one day grin

TrillianAstra Wed 11-Nov-09 16:52:35

Just remembered - do not under any circumstances use Fromage Frais! It curdles and goes horrible.

Pinkmarshmallow Thu 12-Nov-09 11:02:05

Isn't fromage frais usually flavoured? Wouldn't fancy brocolli, cheese & strawberry soup anyway!

Stirling, how was your lasagne?

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