Crème Fraîche

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1pintheavy cream (not ultrapasteurized)
2tablespoonactive culture buttermilk


Mix cream and buttermilk in small heavy saucepan. Whisk over low heat until lukewarm (85°F); transferred sterilize glass jar. Let stand at room temperature, loosely covered, until thickened, 12 to 24 hours. Stir well. Refrigerate, covered, up to 2 weeks.


Please note that if mixture is heated above 85°F the thickening power of the buttermilk will be destroyed.

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