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Crema 
 
Jul. 28, 2012 5:51 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2012 9:51 pm
More common than sour cream in Mexico is crema. In many ways it is extremely similar; they have the same texture, color, and packaging, but they taste very differently. I really am not a fan of sour cream, but crema I could eat straight out of the tub with a spoon. Although the product description on the label claims that it is an "acidified milk product" (whatever that means), it does not taste acidic or sour to me. To me it tastes like heavy cream, but with the consistency of sour cream. If you have ever made homemade whipped cream with very little sugar, that is what crema tastes like. 
As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I love most dairy products. Crema is delicious on any spicy mexican dish; it is great at subduing the heat. I also like it drizzled on fruit, for example bananas covered with dulce de leche and crema. It is definitely not a low-calorie or low-fat food, but it is so delicious!
 
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Jul. 28, 2012 6:09 pm
I had Crema once at a Mexican food place in Austin Texas. When I used it, I expected sour cream so I was less than enthused at getting thick cream in mouth. It didn't taste bad or anything, just wasn't what my buds prepared themselves for.
 
Jul. 28, 2012 11:39 pm
Raising my hand Alinae! I am a creme fan too! I do find it more loose then sour cream but that just means I don't need to use a spoon and get to eat my enchiladas that much sooner! lol.
 
Jul. 28, 2012 11:47 pm
Btw, I see your photo of the salsa Verde n avocado. There is a Mexican market in my town that sells that, I have a tub of it in the fridge! it is the BOMB!
 
alinae 
Aug. 2, 2012 9:51 pm
@PattyCakes I am so glad to find a fellow crema fan in the states! I will try to post a recipe of the salsa verde with avocado soon
 
 
 
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alinae

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Hi Everyone! My name is Alina and I am a college student from Philadelphia, PA. I started baking in high school and for the past two years have been cooking quick and easy meals in my dorm as well. I love following tons of cooking websites, blogs, and photo-journals online for inspiration, in addition to my mom's old cookbooks and her tried and true recipes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to make are roasted veggies. I like how easy they are to make, and how they can be added to almost anything or even eaten by themselves!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was younger I would always help my mom make fresh tortillas before dinner. I remember sitting on the counter next to the tortilla press, and rolling little spheres of dough between my palms. I felt so strong and grown up once I could actually hold down the press with enough force to make a proper tortilla.
My cooking triumphs
A few months ago I prepared a molten chocolate cake under the tutelage of a world-renowned chef. I was terrified of messing up, so I asked him a million questions and double-checked everything. However it turned out delicious, and he was so happy with the results that he gave me his secret recipe as a present afterwards!
My cooking tragedies
It took me a very long time to figure out how to scramble and fry eggs. Before that all of my attempts yielded either very under- or over-cooked eggs that were pretty gross.
 
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