Suzi's Blog

Sour Cream and Creme Fraiche

  They are not the same. Yes, you can substitute one for the other, but you pay a price in culinary consequences. You can make faux crème fraîche, but it’s faux, and you really should journey to your store. The two graphics above provide some background. I’m sorry but I cannot find a “big” version…

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Sour Cream Cookies and Frosting

  Sour cream and chocolate are intimately compatible. The overlay of flavors in your mouth is rewardingly confusing. Here are two recipes from Mable Hoffman’s Chocolate Cookery, a paperback gem from 1978. The cookie is puffy, but not soft. It bakes to the point of being firm, and the nuts inside provide a crunch. There…

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Salmon Dip with That Leftover Salmon

  The nightmare is always the same. I am hungry, I go downstairs to the refrigerator, open the door, and there it all is. The fridge is filled with stacks of one overpowering awful, disgraceful dish. Salmon cakes. The only thing you can make with leftover salmon. I haven’t had a salmon cake in decades,…

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Sour Cream Icing [but it’s still chocolate!]

  Sour cream. It has many uses: dips, baked potatoes, dips, chili topping, dips, … It’s wrong, I know, but the flavor image that pops into my head is Lipton Onion Soup mix and sour cream. And, of course, I always double the amount of soup mix so that the dip literally burns your tongue.…

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