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Old 10-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Leftover Buttermilk

I made a recipe with buttermilk last night and have quite a bit left. What are some good recipes to help me use that up?

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Pancakes, biscuits, cornbread. These are the first things that come to mind for me.

As for using it up, buttermilk keeps for a very, very long time. If you wanted, you could freeze it in one cup amounts, which is often the quantity called for in a recipe.
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In addition to Katie's suggestions, http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...tnt-68163.html

If you bought cultured buttermilk, you could also use some of it as starter for sour cream, creme fraiche, or quark.

You could drink it, but I don't like the flavour of buttermilk
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Pancakes Waffles muffins, biscuits corn bread. Like Katie said.

You can make a stack of waffles and freeze. Reheat in the toaster or oven.

Buttermilk freezes well. Pour out in measurement sizes you are likely to use. Once frozen, put the blocks in a freezer bag and take out as needed. There. Done.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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Buttermilk pancakes: http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ml#post1277538

I also use leftover buttermilk to make homemade ranch dressing:
Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe : Ree Drummond : Recipes : Food Network
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I'm with Katie, freeze it in recipe sized containers!

Also try making your own buttermilk substitute in the future.

Put 1 T white vinegar, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice in a glass measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup mark with milk. Wait 5 minutes and use in any recipe calling for a cup of buttermilk.

This is what I do because I never remember to purchase buttermilk.
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I'm with Katie, freeze it in recipe sized containers!

Also try making your own buttermilk substitute in the future.

Put 1 T white vinegar, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice in a glass measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup mark with milk. Wait 5 minutes and use in any recipe calling for a cup of buttermilk.

This is what I do because I never remember to purchase buttermilk.
That's what I usually do too. I am unwilling to pay as much as they charge for cultured buttermilk. If I know I will need some, I might culture some milk with small dollop of sour cream or quark (the unheated kind).
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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I wouldn't have any problem just drinking it up. I love buttermilk!
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My late father's favorite was Southern milkshake. Cornbread crumbled in Buttermilk. It's not bad if you like buttermilk.
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When I remember to buy or I will use the vinegar trick, If I have any purchased milk left I freeze it in 1 cup portions, I use a ziplock freezer bag so I can lay them flat in the freezer till frozen then I can put then in the door shelf of the freezer for easy storing. It works out great.
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makes wonderful scones. serve with strawberry jam and cream
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I normally use mine to make certain breads like biscuits and cornbread. And sometimes by the time it runs out I've normally only got about 1/2 cup left in the jug. But then again I make biscuits pretty often in this household :)

Never thought about freezing buttermilk! Does it lose any of it's consistency when it's frozen?!
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My late father's favorite was Southern milkshake. Cornbread crumbled in Buttermilk. It's not bad if you like buttermilk.
My parents use to ♥ Cornbread in Buttermilk... I've never been able to force myself to taste buttermilk by it's self, just smells weird to me. But I'll definitely do some cornbread & milk for a late night snack.
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Sites for making your own ricotta, and cottage cheese using buttermilk for the starter is here - How to Make Cottage Cheese - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Cheesemaking Help, News and Information: Shannon Olson - Making Buttermilk Cheese & More in North Dakota



Farmer's Cheese - Homemade Farmer's Cheese (Tvorog) - YelenaSweets

Now go, grasshoppah, expand your culinary adventures beyond buttermilk biscuits and pancakes (not that those aren't worth making ).

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I made a recipe with buttermilk last night and have quite a bit left. What are some good recipes to help me use that up?
Almost forgot: Banana Bread
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Jessica just stir it a little once it thaws. Use like usual in a cooked dish. I've never used it once frozen like in a buttermilk ranch dressing.
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Irish soda bread or For soaking chicken in and then making chicken nuggets
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