Creme fraiche is easy to make and can add a tart, sophisticated taste to a variety of dishes. It is more versatile than whipped cream or sour cream and provides a nice visual touch.
Creme fraiche is not nearly as fancy as its French name would suggest...
...It is easy to find, easier to make and imparts a tart but sophisticated taste to everything from raspberries to smoked salmon. "It is like an even more wonderful cream," said chef Frances Chumley of Whole Foods in Annapolis, who demonstrates how simple it is for home cooks to make their own.
"The flavor is kind of tangy and a little bit nutty," she said. "And my favorite way to use it is on a nice cobbler, right out of the oven."
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