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Crema

Updated May 15, 2017
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Editor's Note: There is nothing quite like using your own homemade Crema when cooking or baking! If you've never made it, now is your chance. This recipe is easy to make, uses only two ingredients, and can be stored in your refrigerator for about one week. You can use this cream dish as a topping to add some flavor to your favorite dishes, including this recipe for Baked Fideo. You'll love using your own batch instead of using store-bought sour cream, and you'll also love expanding your culinary skills to try something new.

Makes2 cups

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and TextureCreamy, Tangy

Type of DishCondiments

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Whisk the cream and buttermilk together in a bowl. Cover and set in a warm place (a gas oven with just the heat from the pilot light is fine) for 8 hours or until thickened. 

  2. Crema may be kept in the refrigerator as long as a week.

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