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crème fraiche

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Pronunciation: /krɛm ˈfrɛʃ
 
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Definition of crème fraiche in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A type of thick cream made from double cream with the addition of buttermilk, sour cream, or yogurt.
Example sentences
  • Sandwich the halves together with a teaspoon of thick creme fraiche, clotted cream or strained yoghurt and chill.
  • Add the heavy cream, creme fraiche, and lemon juice and simmer until soft, about five minutes.
  • Serve with creme fraiche or double cream, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon.

Origin

from French crème fraîche, literally 'fresh cream'.

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