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Old 06-30-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Substituting buttermilk for whole milk?

This is my first time on this site, so I hope I am doing it right. My recipe calls for whole milk, but I only have skim and buttermilk in my frig. Can I substitute an equal amount of buttermilk for the whole milk?

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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What are you making?
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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I am making a banana cake. Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Thanks for the help!!

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Old 06-30-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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I think the buttermilk will just make it even better
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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Thanks! I'll give it a try.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:45 AM   #6
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I think the buttermilk will just make it even better
I think so too!
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #7
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buttermilk subs very well in baking. should be fine.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:27 PM   #8
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Substituting buttermilk for whole milk

OOPS!! Forgot to add the star ingredients to that recipe: 2 mashed bananas.

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Old 06-30-2008, 12:41 PM   #9
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Oh, i'd love that!

incidently, I only ever have skimmed milk in unless i've bought ahead for something specific and for everything I've subbed skimmed for full cream milk its worked so far. If I know its something that has to keep I add alittle cream if I have it, or a little melted butter, but most times I have to say I just use skimmed and its fine. But as you have the buttermilk in, i agree i think it will improve this recipe and be delicious!
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:23 PM   #10
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Buttermilk and whole milk is completely different things. I don't know if it will work or not, but it just doesn't sound like it would.
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