Buttermilk
Cooking Substitutes,  Creams

Buttermilk Substitute

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This is a substitute buttermilk, or sour milk, recipe to add to baking cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, chicken batter, and more! It’s the perfect replacement when you are fresh out of buttermilk.

Ingredients for Buttermilk Substitute

  • Milk
  • White Vinegar -or- Lemon Juice

What is Buttermilk?

Believe it or not, it does not contain butter! Buttermilk is fermented, “sour milk” that separates after churning butter. It has very little fat in it.

It is also safe to drink because it has been pasteurized!

What Does Buttermilk Do For Cooking/Baking?

Buttermilk is slightly acidic and adds a bit of tang to your baking recipes. It also helps things like breads and cakes rise and remain moist, especially if your recipe calls for baking soda (sodium carbonate) as well!

Buttermilk chicken anyone? If you have heard of this delicious sounding meal you might be wondering what the buttermilk is doing for the chicken. The acid in the buttermilk helps tenderize your chicken.

Because of this, it’s also used as brine or marinade for all kinds of meats and not just chicken.

Try these recipes that use buttermilk!

Buttermilk Substitute

Recipe by Simply HappeningsCourse: Cooking Substitutes, CreamsCuisine: American
Servings

1

Cup
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking timeminutes

This is a substitute buttermilk (or “sour milk”) recipe to add to baking cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, and more! It’s the perfect replacement when you are fresh out of buttermilk.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Milk

  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar -or- Lemon Juice

Directions

  • Add a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a measuring cup and fill to 1 cup with milk. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes.

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