Easy Homemade Crème Fraîche
Even if the finer points of professional baking are beyond your reach, homemade crème fraîche is an easy way to dress up basic desserts and pastries- and it only requires two ingredients, plus a thermometer! Try just a dollop of this DIY cultured cream for a big impact, adding a bit of French elegance to sweet and savory dishes alike.
Crème fraîche is the sophisticated French cousin of sour cream. Its texture is smoother and the flavor more subtle, not quite so sour, but still a bit sharp. It is simple to make and requires only two ingredients, so it is no wonder it is a staple in most French kitchens and a must have for pastry chefs.