"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Terms & Techniques
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
Senior Cook
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colombia, South America
Posts: 153
What is Buttermilk?

In sometimes in recipes they ask for BUTTERMILK. Where I live it is not known. How can I replace it? with cream? or Sourcream? Thanks for any help or advise in this matter.


2belucile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,358
Hi 2belucile. Welcome to DC. Here's a link explaining what buttermilk is: Buttermilk.

When I don't have buttermilk, I substitute soured milk. If the recipe calls for 1 cup buttermilk, you can put 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup of plain milk. Let sit for a little while until it curdles a but, then use it. It works just fine.

"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
Master Chef
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 5,912
Send a message via Yahoo to Barb L.
My Mom also, if out of lemon juice, would use a Tablespoon of vinegar in her milk.
Grandma's Boys - Isaiah (11) Cameron (3 )
Barb L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 42,331
If you make butter from whole milk, what is left after you remove the butter is buttermilk.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
Senior Cook
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colombia, South America
Posts: 153
Thanks for the help to Katie, Barb and Andy. From now on, if I see a recipe that asks for buttermilk, I can try to make it instead of just look for something else. Have a nice evening
2belucile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,762
You can also try to use plain yougurt. That is what i have been doing.
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 54
I've used plain yogurt and sour cream as well. If it is a recipe where the fat content is important to finished product, be sure not to use a nonfat substitute.

fliggie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.