I know this is av ery stupid question but what can I do with creme Fraiche ? how can it be used ? has anyone got any ideas. I decided to buy some then thought 'what can I do with it' and then thought about how you helpful poeple on mumsnet could help me - I am looking for nore savoury dishes but desserts are welcome or just general info on how to use it.
Please help or it will be more money I manage ot waste!
Creme Fraiche is great. Try sealing some cubes of chicken, adding a few veggy bits (what ever you fancy) then adding a block of Roule cheese or similar and a tub of creme fraiche. It makes a lovely but fairly rich meal with rice or potatoes.
Its also good to use in cheese sauces and use as a dip with spices mixed with it.
You basically use it instead of cream or sour cream. In savoury dishes, you can add a spoonful or two to a sauce or gravy to make a creamy version, eg tomato sauce for a pasta becomes creamy tomato sauce. In sweet dishes, you can use it where you would add a dollop of cream, eg on ice cream, fruit, or soemthing like fruit crumble. It has a slightly tangy flavour.
I like it because it lasts longer than cream so you can keep a tub in the fridge on the off-chance.
Thank you all very much for the ideas - now all I have to do is decide what to cook - pasta is a favourite in our house so may have to go with something like that so pasta receipes requiring creme fraiche welcome
But I also have a nice recipe - shortcrust pastry, baked for about 15 minutes, then the citron filling is lemons, lemon zest, egg, and very important, ground almonds and put it back into the oven so that the pastry fully cooks and the egg has time to set. You can also mix it with oranges or limes if you want. It's delicious, but it's so long since I've made it that I can't remember the quantities. If I come across the recipe, I'll post it.