I have our commenter Deb to thank for tipping me off to this amazing stuff. Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post about healthy eating and using substitutions for heavy ingredients such as natural yogurt instead of sour cream. Deb commented:
Lidl do an amazing Greek Yoghurt in a huge one litre tub. I use it for cream, sour cream and creme fraiche. It’s low fat and extremely creamy and rich. Awesomeness.
It took me ages to get around to trying it, as I thought that a litre tub would be too large for my needs and that I’d never get through one before the use by date. What a chump! Think of all the time I’ve wasted not eating this stuff! It’s incredibly delicious. It’s just as rich and creamy as Deb says, and has such a good flavour that you could easily eat it straight from the tub.
It’s now become a staple in my fridge. Some of the things we use it for: paired with salsa as a dip for tortilla chips; in a bowl with fruit, honey or granola; instead of cream in a tikka masala; with wholegrain mustard and cider in a sauce for pork chops (again, a perfect alternative to cream). It’s just fantastic. It only costs €2 per pot, and has 10% fat – creme fraiche is usually around 35%. It’s a great product. Nice one Deb.