What can I do with a dollop of creme fraiche?
- c oliver Nov 2, 2008 05:44 PM
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.
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.
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.