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Creme fraiche

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Dorsetcupcake61 Thu 14-Jan-21 11:22:16

Thankyou everyone 💐. Some brilliant suggestions. I have decided to freeze it!
With the lemons I did see a hint that you can freeze grated lemon zest and then add as needed. I suppose you could also freeze juice in ice cube trays.

Galaxy Thu 14-Jan-21 10:30:59

Oh thanks we use quite a bit, usually low fat, but never use the whole pot. Might change to full fat.

Riverwalk Thu 14-Jan-21 10:18:46


Why did I not know you could freeze creme fraiche.

If it's full-fat it freezes well, low-fat goes a bit crystally.

Bathsheba Thu 14-Jan-21 10:18:44

Stir a spoonful into mashed sweet potato. It also makes a delicious topping, mixed with grated lemon rind and parsley, for baked salmon. And yes, perfect stirred into pasta and vegetables.

MawBe Thu 14-Jan-21 10:13:43

I’ve got more lemons than I know what to do with
I won’t trot out the thing about “when life gives you lemons...” but instead, slice them or cut into wedges and freeze for gin and tonics in the future!

Ellianne Thu 14-Jan-21 09:55:44

I agree with Mapleleaf, creme fraiche is great for savoury dishes. Try recipes for creamy mushroom sauce to plonk over chicken, or stir it through pasta.

Auntieflo Thu 14-Jan-21 09:23:39

Same here Galaxy.

Galaxy Thu 14-Jan-21 09:22:43

Why did I not know you could freeze creme fraiche.

MiniMoon Thu 14-Jan-21 09:21:35

Make scones. They freeze well, and are delicious made with yogurt, so I suppose creme fraishe would work well too.

I've got more lemons than I know what to do with.

Mapleleaf Thu 14-Jan-21 08:48:45

It's delicious dolloped onto a sponge pudding or crumble in place of cream.
Can be used in savoury dishes, e.g. curry too.

Witzend Thu 14-Jan-21 08:36:46

If not, you could always freeze it.

Dorsetcupcake61 Thu 14-Jan-21 08:18:56

I have around 250ml of creme fraiche left over. Does anyone have any recipe suggestions, preferably baking such as muffins or quick cakes?