WOuld Quark work as a substitute for Creme Fraiche?

S: 11st5lb C: 11st5lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 26.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I made a pasta tonight from a Jamie Oliver book which used creme fraiche and was wondering if i could use quark instead. If i could i have worked out it would be free on extra easy if i used the parmasean cheese as a healthy extra.
Never used quark before so not sure what it tastes like but imagine it is quite sour in taste.
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S: 11st0lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 26.4 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
quark is quite a sour taste not tried it in any savoury dishes as only bought for first time to use in my key lime pie from new mag

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S: 9st11lb C: 8st9lb G: 8st9lb BMI: 22.1 Loss: 1st2lb(11.68%)
This is the type of thing i would do, but as your using for the first time, why not try half & half.

Quark does take a bit of getting used to.


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Hi Carrie!

very low fat fromage frais is another option - not so thick as quark and slightly less er, quarky in flavour. Or maybe half quark half from frais? It might also need some decent seasoning added i think! x


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You can actually make your own creme fraiche, however it is by using sour cream and whipping cream lol, so not much use.

I know you can get a half fat creme fraiche, maybe you could use that and syn it if the recipe doesnt require a lot of it.


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Try mixing equal amounts of quark with low fat natural yoghurt. I used this in a fruit roulade and it was lovely, but should still work in a savoury dish.


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I find quark to taste quite like Philadelphia!! I'm not sure what you'd use but isn't creme fraiche sweeter??