Wednesday, June 1, 2011



So you just found out that you've ran out of buttermilk in the middle of a recipe.

photo from DairyFarmers

What do you do?


For every cup of buttermilk called for in the recipe, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar into ordinary milk and let it stand for 5-10 minutes before using it.

p/s: you can use freshly squeezed lemon juice or store bought lemon juice that comes in a bottle.

If you do not like the taste of buttermilk, you can always substitute it with ordinary milk of the same amount. 

Now you don't have to panic anymore when you've got none on hand.

Many people are not familiar with using buttermilk. 

What is buttermilk?
Buttermilk is a cultured dairy product where lactic acid has been added which gives it a tangy flavour. It enhances the taste of baked goods compared to ordinary milk. 
A number of recipes calls for the use of buttermilk such as in Red Velvet, Pancakes, Banana Bread, Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes and so on.

And the good thing is, buttermilk has a long shelf life. It is important to keep it in the fridge.

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Enjoy! :)


Anonymous said...

thanks for the info! How handy! Will definitely keep this in mind next time I do some impulse baking. I'd like to try making red velvet cupcakes.. but the link on your right side bar is broken for some reason :(

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, good to keep in mind.

Nicole @ It's Feeding Time at the Zoo said...

Great tip! I ove buttermilk, it is awesome in baking, but also salad dressings and macaroni and cheese.

Passionate Mae said...

crunchytiger: no worries Mel! yea, it has been temporary unavailable. sorry about that.

lateraleating: i'm glad I could help!

nicole: yea, buttermilk gives great flavour! definitely agree. :)