Put two tablespoons of white vinegar into a 1 cup liquid measure and fill to 1 cup with milk (fat percentage doesn't really matter). In 5 minutes, it's buttermilk.
If I shop at my local smaller faster warehouse store
, 1 quart of buttermilk is $2.39 and a 1/2 gallon is $2.79. Guess which one I buy?
I have a wonderful recipe for Saint Patrick's Day soda bread. It is GREEN!
Tart Apple Irish Soda Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1˝ tsp baking soda
- 1˝ tsp salt
- 1 cup low fat buttermilk, divided
- 1 Pipin or Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
- ˝ cup Amoretti Premium Tart Apple Syrup
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, stir dry ingredients together with a whisk. Make a well in the center and add 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Combine dry ingredients and buttermilk with a fork, gradually adding more of the remaining buttermilk until a soft dough is formed. Fold in the diced apple and the Amoretti Premium Tart Apple Syrup
just until blended.
Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface for 1 minute. Form into a slightly flattened circle. Place the loaf on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut a 1/2-inch deep X in the top of the loaf and bake the soda bread in a 375°F oven for 40 to 45 minutes. The bread is done when it is golden and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.