Friday, January 30, 2009

Buttermilk Substitute

Perhaps you have known this quick and easy tip for creating a buttermilk substitute for quite some time. Perhaps you have known forever. Born in the womb with superior culinary knowledge.

Not me. So in the off chance that there could be some poor, uninformed soul like myself stumbling around her kitchen avoiding recipes with buttermilk because it's just not something you keep stocked in your refrigerator, but there's a certain recipe that keeps calling your name, here's what you do:

  • Pour one Tbsp. of vinegar into one cup of milk. Stir and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

Congratulations, you are now the proud parent of buttermilk. Pretty painless, huh?

I personally found that putting just under a tablespoon worked better. Trust me, I taste tested and milk-flavored vinegar is not good. But go ahead if you want, just don't blame me for the singed nose hairs.

And I haven't priced store bought buttermilk, but I'm thinking that this might be a little bit cheaper too.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a cake that is calling my name...

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo Ann!

I've heard that you can do this with lemon juice (instead of vinegar) also. I have a muffin recipe that calls for buttermilk and the milk and lemon juice worked for that - I haven't tried it for anything else though.

I've enjoyed following you on your blog. It would be fun to get together for the kids to play one day. Hope you guys are doing well - the kids are sure cute - I especially loved the pictures of Abigail since I haven't met her yet!

Kara B.

Jo Ann said...

Kara,
Thanks for sharing that bit of info.! I will definitely give that a try next time, I think I'd prefer it. :)

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

I bought buttermilk once. And after that found this way to do it. :) Gotta love short cuts!