Tuesday, February 11, 2014

kitchen basics: buttermilk substitutes


next in our kitchen basics series, we're taking a look at buttermilk substitutes.  i never seem to have buttermilk in the refrigerator when i need it.  lots of recipes call for buttermilk, and certainly nothing can beat real buttermilk.  however, there are a few great substitutes for when you don't have any buttermilk on hand.  here are the best buttermilk substitutes . . .

milk + vinegar
put 1 tablespoon of vinegar in the bottom of a 1 cup measuring cup, then top with milk.  stir and then let the mixture sit undisturbed for 2 minutes.

milk + lemon
put 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in the bottom of a 1 cup measuring cup, then top with milk.  stir and then let the mixture sit undisturbed for 2 minutes.

milk + yogurt
stir 1/4 cup of milk and 3/4 cup of plain yogurt together.  (this makes a nice thick buttermilk substitute.)

milk + cream of tartar
stir 1 cup of milk and 1 3/4 teaspoons of cream of tartar together.  stir until no lumps remain.

non-dairy milk + non-dairy yogurt + vinegar 
stir 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk, 3/4 cup of non-dairy yogurt, and 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar together.

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are there any kitchen tips/tricks that you would like to learn?  leave a comment or send me an email to let me know what you would like to see next in the kitchen basics series.

happy cooking!
love, laurie

2 comments:

Ma Pa C said...

Quite a few substitutions. Good idea.

Sarah Mueller said...

I never buy buttermilk any more - I just use the milk + vinegar trick. It's so helpful to know things like this to save money in the kitchen!

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