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What can I do with a dollop of creme fraiche?

I fixed the most insanely rich dish the other night (3 cheeses, heavy cream and creme fraiche (?sp) ). I deliberately didn't scrape the CF container completely empty. Was that guilt? HA. But here I sit with about a tablespoon of this heavenly thing. Other than dipping my finger in til it's gone, does anyone have a suggestion for this? Thanks.

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  1. English muffin, spread with strawberry preserves, topped with a "dollop" of creme fraiche. Serve along side a steaming hot latte.

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    1. re: todao

      We used some up once by spreading it on banana bread.

    2. Spoon over some delicious berries.

      1. Naw, none of those! In a hurry to find a Thai restaurant that delivers, but I stopped in to say:
        Best Thing for creme fraiche, my All-time fav snack:
        open a Mejool (can't find the sp) date (--that's the very large one)
        remove the pit
        with a tiny spoon, e.g., 1/4 tsp, force the creme into the slotted opening
        small bites, try not to become sexually aroused(!)

        This is SO good, wish I had some Now.
        BTW -best to purchase the dates from a farmer's market --in season, not from Trader Joe's (my 2nd home) --they chill the dates, growers know better
        -Do not chill, kills the flavor
        -Doesn't taste nearly as good with small/regular dates
        Elegant, special thing for holidays, a party --very attractive visually, with a bit of creme out the end.
        Bon Apettite

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        1. re: Poppy8sd

          Oh, wow, just finished dinner but this got the juices flowing. Mmmm.

          1. If you can't find a medjool date, put the dab in your butternut squash soup.

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            1. re: yayadave

              I was going to suggest this, too, any sweeter root vegetable soup.

              1. re: chowser

                I'll bet it would go well on/in a fig, too. For that matter, I'll bet by now it's gone!!

                1. re: yayadave

                  You lose! The container got hidden behind ALOT of other food. We've been traveling a good bit lately and hadn't been cooking. So now our cup (fridge) runneth. Can I get dates and/or figs at this time of year? I'm in the Pac. NW.

                  1. re: c oliver

                    If you have a store with a good produce section, you can probably get them. Or if you are around a good market house. Or you could make some butternut squash soup. TeeHee

            2. Scrambled eggs while cooking.

              1. How big is the dollop? These cookies are reallyreally good -- but I've only made them the "wrong" way, using chocolate malt powder instead of plain (this is what happens when you don't read a recipe properly, lol)

                http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/c...

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                1. re: Chocolatechipkt

                  These sound great and may be a perfect way for the OP to use up a little creme fraiche. But if I ever made them (and I am tempted), no way would I go out and buy a $10 tub of creme fraiche to use 1/4 cup in a chocolate cookie recipe! I just can't imagine it would make enough difference to the taste - maybe in the filling, but not the cookies themselves. Nice to be in Martha's test kitchen I guess :)
                  The reason we had creme fraiche hanging around to put on banana bread (see upthread) was kind of similar. My husband was being sweet and trying to make a nice dinner and found a fish recipe which called for creme fraiche.. and RITZ crackers! He didn't realise he'd have to make a special trip to the gourmet grocery store and pay $10, but once he picks a recipe, he is following it to the letter. It's cute.

                  1. re: julesrules

                    it goes really well with a fingertip

                    1. re: thew

                      thew, I'm the OP and that's how I've used it this time around :) But all these are great ideas - well, except for cookies as I'm not a dessert fan.