Making Crème Fraîche

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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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Crème fraîche can be made at home by adding either buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt to cream, thereby replacing the bacteria destroyed during pasteurization. It can, therefore, be considered as a cultured dairy product but unlike other such products, it will not separate when boiled. The higher the fat content of the cream, the better; crème fraîche is best made with buttermilk ra