Home Cooking Tips & Advice
your own buttermilk recipe
If you just need
a small amount of buttermilk, a lot of people don't want to
buy an entire cartoon of buttermilk the grocery store. Plus
it is not something that people often have in the refrigerator,
meaning if you want to make something at the last minute that
calls for buttermilk, you don't really want to run to the
grocery store in order to get some. Here's a quick way to
make your own buttermilk, with ingredients you most likely
already have in your home.
First you need
room temperature whole milk. For every 1 cup of room temperature
whole milk, add one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
Then let the milk mixture sit for five minutes, then you have
a great buttermilk substitute.
Just a word of
advice, when buttermilk is used as a flavoring, such as in
buttermilk pancakes or biscuits, while the substitute will
work to create it, there will definitely be the lack of buttermilk
taste that is needed in those kinds are recipes. So in that
case, you want to ensure that you are using real buttermilk
instead of a substitute.