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Old 05-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 05-07-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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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.

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My Mom also, if out of lemon juice, would use a Tablespoon of vinegar in her milk.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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If you make butter from whole milk, what is left after you remove the butter is buttermilk.
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
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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
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
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You can also try to use plain yougurt. That is what i have been doing.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
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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.

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