As a guest, I look for recipes that were easy to transport and possible to make ahead. (As an aside: for our feminine winter brunch, we had decided who would be responsible for which type of dish. Doing so ensures your table will contain a nice variety of foods, and not be heavy in any one category. )
Lemon Creme Fraiche with Berries Recipe
(adapted from Food.com)
This lemon creme fraiche recipe is ideal for brunches; it’s so simple, really delicious, and looks pretty adorning your table. I found that refrigerating overnight works best and, because I don’t want such an overpowering lemon flavor, I recommend adding the lemon juice in moderation until you reach your desired flavor. I prepared individual servings in small mason jars. This way I could easily transport them and they would be ready-to-eat upon my arrival. For the toppings, this three-party serving dish, covered in saran wrap was easy enough to travel with and allowed each guest to make the parfait to her liking. If you were hosting, it would be just as easy to pre-assemble these lemon creme fraiche pots in their entirety.
Lemon Creme Fraiche with Fresh Berries
A light and fresh side for a winter brunch.
- 1 8 oz. pkg. creme fraiche (I use Trader Joe's)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
- Berries of your choice (whatever is in season)
- Mint leaves for garnish
Combine creme fraiche, lemon juice and lemon zest until well mixed. Refrigerate for eight hours, or overnight. Serve with berries and mint leaves.