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LibbyR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Fromage Blanc Reply with quote

What would be an appropriate substitute for fromage blanc? Options include sour cream, Greek yoghurt, creme fraiche.
Has anyone tracked it down in Perth, Australia?

Many thanks.
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clotilde
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Libby,
I would say the closest equivalent would be Greek-style yogurt, in terms of texture and fat content.
If by any chance you can find quark, it is the German cousin of fromage blanc. It's somewhat stiffer, though, so it needs to be thinned with a little milk.
And on an unrelated note, I wish I could teleport myself to an outdoor table at Little Creatures! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the most part, yes, greek yogurt is probably the best substitute for fromage blanc. However, I have seen some rather unusual substitutions for an assortment of items. Believe it or not, I onced substituted fromage blanc with mushed brie cheese. The consistency was somewhat similar, but far more buttery and solid. In short, if you don't want something butter, don't stick with it. If you want to experiment, give it a shot. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your responses. I wanted to try a Blackcurrant and Almond Clafoutis recipe from Gabriel Gate's Tour de France recipe collection http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/10322/Stage_7:_Blackcurrant_and_almond_clafoutis
I think I will try Greek yoghurt and see how it works out. Will let you know.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clotilde, I just had a Pipsqueak Best Cider from the Little Creatures brewery last night. But here in Adelaide, sadly not at one of their outside tables.

LibbyR, good luck with your recipe - let us know how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

libbyR, you probably don't want brie in that one ...Very Happy
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LibbyR



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I used Greek yoghurt and the recipe worked out fine. Thanks.

Clothilde, I had dinner at Little Creatures with friends from work last night. We had to be inside though, as it's winter here and a tad cold to be outside in Fremantle at night.
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