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ptegan



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Paris 20th

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: Sour Cream Reply with quote

Hi all !

It's not often that I need help but I've come a little unstuck !

Does anyone know what I can use as an alternative to 'sour cream' here in Paris? Somethng off my local Franprix shelf if possible Smile

Thanks !
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Rainey



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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has the same texture as crème fraîche but I suppose you would want to add some acid for the difference in flavor. What would fit into the recipe? Lemon juice, vinegar, a bit of wine, etc?

Many people here in the US use plain yogurt. I'd choose a whole milk yogurt. This is closer to the flavor of sour cream but doesn't hold up to heat as crème fraîche would.
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Debbie



Joined: 21 Feb 2005
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Location: Paris

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good evening!

Full cream creme fraische and light creme fraische have different flavours.

I had the same problem when I moved here. I love sour cream and ate it constantly (my husband reckons I ate it with everything) in Australia.

Try the different brands and fat percentages in creme fraische and you will find one that appeals to your taste buds most as a sour cream substitute. I pick mine up from the Franprix. The different supermarkets all have their own brands, so shop around as well.

If you cannot find one at Franprix, try your local fromagerie. I am in Montmartre, so quite spoilt for choice with individual fromagerie's. We also have alot of (very tiny) supermarket type stores.

Good luck!
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