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    What can I use instead.....

    Living in Texas there are certain things that I haven't been able to get hold off here, the main one being Fromage Frais ( or fromage blanc as its called here), I can get quark, and 0% greek yoghurt ( which doesnt work as well in cooked foods as it does in the UK) but does anyone have any suggestions what I could use in place of my dearly missed Fromage Frais???

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    I would think you could use the quark instead of fromage frais. I know I use it in curries and things when the recipe actually asks for fromage frais.

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    Brilliant thanks so much, the yoghurt here for some reason seems to curdle even when the dish has been off the heat for a while to cool, I didnt think of using quark in curries, but will stock up with even more of the magic ingredient when I next go grocery shopping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummy_Helen View Post
    I would think you could use the quark instead of fromage frais. I know I use it in curries and things when the recipe actually asks for fromage frais.

    Thank you for this tip!! I never thought of using quark!!

    Yoghurt curdles here too, the trick is to allow it to get to room temperature before adding it to you dish! xx

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    Yeah I know and tried it but there is something about the low fat yoghurt here that isnt the same as back home, most of them are set yoghurts for one so I tend to use the 0% greek yoghurt which is thicker and creamier but sometimes yoghurt just dont do what ya want it to...lol

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    Gosh I'm really suprised you can't get fromage frais in the states, I dont know what I'd do without it, I use it for so many different things. I make a lovely chocolate mousse kind of desert with it, yum yum

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    We can't get it out here in Cyprus either although we get plenty of Greek Yoghurt (obviously). I wish we could get Quark readily as well put it takes a special trip to a certain shop to get it and sometimes it's run out.

    My consultant mentioned about blitzing yoghurt and fat free cottage cheese together as a substitute i think but i'll have to confirm?

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    I have just discovered that fromage frais means french soft cheese or somthing similar so quark should be good in its place! xx

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I would imagine I could get Fromage Frais in places like New York but Texans seen not to be into low fat stuff...guess the old saying is true...everything is bigger in Texas LOL





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