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.

9 comments:

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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