Have you come across recipes that require buttermilk?
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What is Buttermilk?
Buttermilk is a kind of cultured milk, somewhat similar to yogurt.
It is a richer liquid, compared to whole milk. Thus it imparts a richer / moister texture to baked goods which use buttermilk, and at the same time adding a slight tang to the taste.
However, most of the time, the recipes will not be using the entire carton of buttermilk, and you may find it a waste to just purchase a carton of it, to only use half the amount.
Although I have to say that the real buttermilk really makes a whole lot of difference to the texture and taste of the baked items! 🙂
DIY Buttermilk Substitute
So if you are like me, you can always easily make buttermilk substitute with items in your pantry.
You will simply need 2 ingredients: milk and distilled white vinegar or lemon juice.
That’s easy, right?!
How to use Buttermilk?
Buttermilk is usually used to add richness or moistness to bakes, such as chocolate cake, pancakes, muffins etc.
Homemade Buttermilk Substitute
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 1 tbsp Distilled White Vinegar or Lemon Juice
- Measure milk in a measuring jug, making sure measurement is taken at eye level. (1 cup is about 240ml)
- Add in distilled white vinegar or lemon juice. Stir to combine.
- Leave the milk aside for about 10-15 mins, and you should see curdled milk. It is ready to be used.