Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Buttermilk in Recipes

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Whenever I am using a recipe that calls for buttermilk, I no longer look in my refrigerator to see if that lonely carton of buttermilk I bought last fall is still any good. When does buttermilk go sour anyway?

Neither do I dig through my pantry to see if I have any of that powdered buttermilk you can buy in the baking aisle.

I simply add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes. Wah-lah! Buttermilk!

That's what works for me. Check out my other Works For Me Wednesday posts, and then go to Rocks in my Dryer to see what works for everyone else this week.


Angie said...

Yep -- I always go the vinegar route as well. So much more economical than buying a container of buttermilk when you often need very little for a recipe.

Jenn said...

i heard about that trick but could never remember what it was you added to the milk. does it have to be whole milk? can it be skim?

Playful Professional said...

I actually did this exact thing on Sunday to make cupcakes. Thanks!

Mom2fur said...

I do this, too, and it really does work! To answer Jenn's question...we only drink 1% here, so I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work with skim, too!

Liz said...

I do this too or I make my own buttermilk but only if I have some whole buttermilk on hand. I really like the results in cornbread and other "dry" breads.

Nikki said...

I love this tip!

Michelle said...

Yes, but can you put cornbread in it and eat it?! I don't think so!

heehee! Sorry, I had to do it 'cause I LOVE buttermilk and cornbread. I am nothin' if not a durn hillbilly!

Sileena said...

OK, so apparently I'm your only reader who didn't know this!!! I am so not a qualified mother of 4 girls. However get me out on the diamond with the boys and I can beat out any third grader er...well, mayber not! Anyhoo! I love you for that tip. Cuz I always skip recipes that call for buttermilk. I NEVER buy it!! Woo hoo. This may start a feasting revolution in our home.

Jenn said...

i found at the "gwoshwy sto" as my sweet little cousin/nephew says a container of powdered buttermilk that you just add water to make the amount you want. the container stays in the fridgeator of course because it's a dairy product. but then you can measure the powder out and add water to make the buttermilke! i used this with my biscuits the other day and they were mawvalus!!!!

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