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What is creme fresh

Is it fresh cream or sour cream?
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Re: What is creme fresh

Crème fraîche
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Old 15.10.2016, 19:42
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Re: What is creme fresh

Creme Fraiche is similar to sour cream. Apparently..

"Sour cream has a fat content of about 20% and may include ingredients like gelatin, rennin, and vegetable enzymes to stabilize it and make it thicker. Crème fraîche has a fat content of about 30% and does not contain any added thickeners. Crème fraîche is thicker, has a richer flavor, and is less tangy than sour cream."
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Is it fresh cream or sour cream?
No, it's rotten

Joke aside, CF is IIRC thicker than SC.

Crème fraîche and Sauerrahm (crème acidulée) are not the same thing. CF is tastier IMO.
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No, it's rotten

Joke aside, CF is IIRC thicker than SC.

Crème fraîche and Sauerrahm (crème acidulée) are not the same thing. CF is tastier IMO.
YES they are. One if full cream and one is half-cream.

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YES they are. One if full cream and one is half-cream.
No they aren't the same - one has more and the other has less fat - if they were the same, they'd have the same fat content. That's why I prefer CF, more fat gives it more taste.
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No they aren't the same - one has more and the other has less fat - if they were the same, they'd have the same fat content. That's why I prefer CF, more fat gives it more taste.
You are saying what I was saying. Exactly.
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You are saying what I was saying. Exactly.
Oui oui.
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Re: What is creme fresh

Creme fraiche is good on strawberries, sour cream isn't. Both work in soup. I tend to think of cf as sweet and sc as savoury although cf isn't that sweet.

Do a taste test!

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Creme fraiche is good on strawberries, sour cream isn't. Both work in soup. I tend to think of cf as sweet and sc as savoury although cf isn't that sweet.

Do a taste taste!
Double cream (this one is drool-worthy) is best on strawberries

Nice typo, by the way
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Double cream (this one is drool-worthy) is best on strawberries
Cornish clotted cream... though yours looks good too!
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Creme fraiche is good on strawberries, sour cream isn't. Both work in soup. I tend to think of cf as sweet and sc as savoury although cf isn't that sweet.

Do a taste taste!
Yes, CF isn't as savoury, and it doesn't "water out" as much as SC when you cook with it.
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Old 15.10.2016, 20:44
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Re: What is creme fresh

From tonight's tea.

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From my observations in Coop, they label the half-fat stuff Saurer halbrahm and the full fat Crème fraîche.

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Re: What is creme fresh

In German SauerRahn=Creme Fraiche, Demi-SauerRahm=1/2 fat Creme Fraiche.

Neither is the same as US sour-cream.

And in Italy, NONE of these exist.

Amyway, best is Migros, or make your own.

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